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Meaning of "hairbrained" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HAIRBRAINED

hairbrained  [ˈhɛəˌbreɪnd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HAIRBRAINED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hairbrained is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HAIRBRAINED


addle-brained
ˌædəlˈbreɪnd
constrained
kənˈstreɪnd
crackbrained
ˈkrækˌbreɪnd
drained
dreɪnd
engrained
ɪnˈɡreɪnd
fatbrained
ˈfætˌbreɪnd
feather-brained
ˈfɛðəbreɪnd
harebrained
ˈhɛəˌbreɪnd
house-trained
ˈhaʊstreɪnd
ingrained
ɪnˈɡreɪnd
lamebrained
ˈleɪmbreɪnd
membraned
ˈmɛmbreɪnd
restrained
rɪˈstreɪnd
scatterbrained
ˈskætəˌbreɪnd
sprained
spreɪnd
strained
streɪnd
trained
treɪnd
unconstrained
ˌʌnkənˈstreɪnd
unrestrained
ˌʌnrɪˈstreɪnd
untrained
ʌnˈtreɪnd

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HAIRBRAINED

hair trigger
hair-curler
hair-lock
hair-raiser
hair-raising
hair-trigger
hair´s breadth
hair´s-breadth
hairball
hairband
hairbrush
haircap
haircloth
haircut
haircutter
hairdo
hairdresser
hairdresser´s
hairdresser´s salon
hairdresser´s shop

WORDS THAT END LIKE HAIRBRAINED

bird-brained
bloodstained
coarse-grained
combined
contained
curtained
fine-grained
foreordained
highly trained
pained
preordained
self-contained
stained
state-maintained
sustained
sweat-stained
tear-stained
unexplained
unmaintained
unstained
well-trained

Synonyms and antonyms of hairbrained in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hairbrained» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HAIRBRAINED

Find out the translation of hairbrained to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hairbrained from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hairbrained» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

hairbrained
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hairbrained
570 millions of speakers

English

hairbrained
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

hairbrained
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

hairbrained
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

hairbrained
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hairbrained
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

hairbrained
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hairbrained
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rambut berambut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

hairbrained
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

hairbrained
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

머리를 짜내
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Rambut
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hairbrained
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

hairbrained
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हलकट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hairbrained
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

hairbrained
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

hairbrained
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

hairbrained
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hairbrained
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

hairbrained
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hairbrained
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hairbrained
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hairbrained
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hairbrained

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HAIRBRAINED»

The term «hairbrained» is regularly used and occupies the 67.224 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HAIRBRAINED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hairbrained

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HAIRBRAINED»

Discover the use of hairbrained in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hairbrained and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Hairbrained
But when it comes to the name above the door, what werethey thinking of? Photographer Charles Glover has travelled the country, high and low, to find the, er, cream of the crop!
Charles Glover, 2005
2
Garner's Modern American Usage
1995, at 32. LANGUAGE-CHANGE INDEX 1. hardy misused for hearty: Stage 1 2 . hearty misused for hardy: Stage 1 harebrained is the correct form; *hairbrained is the common blunder. The misspelling falls just short of being what it attempts ...
Bryan Garner, 2009
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The New Sporting Magazine
First Ties. Hannah beat Brutus Bertha beat Spring Havoc beat Don Hairbrained beat Hidalgo Second Ties. Bertha beat Hannah Hairbrained beat Havoc Deciding Course. Bertha beat Hairbrained, and won the Cup— Hairbrained the Goblet.
‎1833
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Prophecy
CHAPTERB. HAIRBRAINED. Halcyon Heights home subdivision, Monterey, California, USA 36°33>30>>N latitude, 121°46>29>>W longitude Friday, 9:10 PM, July 31, 2009 They parked in front of Silverstein's garage on the lower level of his ...
Paul Mark Tag, 2007
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The American Heritage Guide to Contemporary Usage and Style
See more at double negative, rarely ever, and scarcely. harebrained / hairbrained Harebrained means "having or showing no more sense than a hare." It is a well- established word that dates to 1548. The spelling hairbrained also goes back ...
Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005
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The Repressed Memories of Iyan Igma
Bob would have never met Sandra had he not come to the Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, and he would have never thought about coming to one, if it wasn't for the hairbrained idea of his friend Josh. But events worked out to please Bob.
Iyan Igma, 2008
7
A Pun My Word: A Humorously Enlightened Path to English Usage
hairbrained / harebrained 91 property; a person who inherits or who is entitled to inherit a rank, title, or office. EXAMPLES: "You cut one more hair from the head of the heir," King Tonsorial said to the royal barber as he sought to console his ...
Robert Oliver Shipman, 1991
8
What to Do When the Roof Caves In: Woman-to-Woman Advice for ...
Nevertheless, in a serious cave-in there may be a solution we'd never have considered simply because it falls under the category of “hairbrained.” In all reverence, I think many of God's solutions seem hairbrained. To name a few: How about ...
Marilyn Meberg, 2009
9
Common Errors in English Usage
harebrained/hairbrained These are extremely easy to create on a word processor , but many people have never mastered the technique. Normally the left-hand margin marker at the top of the page consists of two small arrows. Drag the top one ...
Paul Brians, 2003
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Gargantua and Pantagruel, Illustrated, Book 1:
Chapter. 1.XXXIII.—How. some. statesmen. of. Picrochole,. by. hairbrained. counsel,. puthim. inextremedanger. The carts beingunloaded,andthe money andcakessecured, there came before Picrochole the Duke ofSmalltrash, the Earl  ...
Francois Rabelais, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HAIRBRAINED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hairbrained is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Police Diversity or Community Control?
Julian, who's apparently rehearsing for a Police Academy sequel with hairbrained Zumba and breath mint schemes, previously immortalized ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
2
Hotel Chocolat co-founder Angus Thirlwell on how he built a …
“I spent my childhood coming up with hairbrained ideas and my father would patiently listen and say, this is not how it works, you don't come up ... «City A.M., Jul 15»
3
Gayle 105 powers huge Tallawahs win
Even I could tell that Bravo and the coach's buying selections are hairbrained. He sold off all the promising local talent for imports and they ... «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jul 15»
4
Mark Footitt picked for pre-Ashes camp
And yet here we are again going off on another hairbrained wild goosechase up some garden path in pursuit of even more micromanagement. «ESPNcricinfo.com, Jun 15»
5
Villianless 'Orange is the New Black' fares well
Soso (Kimiko Glenn, “Hairbrained”) is depressed because she can't make friends with the other inmates, but also because she doesn't conform ... «The Michigan Daily, Jun 15»
6
Bringing 'Double Joy' for 20 years
So how did Mary, now in her mid 70s, turn what may have appeared a hairbrained scheme to some, into the success it is today? She spent the ... «Lancaster Today, Jun 15»
7
Organisers defend the decision to turn one of the busiest roads in …
Perhaps if he didn't waste resources on hairbrained **** like this he could save a library or two? | 6. Report. Profile image for georgehearn. «Bristol Post, Jun 15»
8
How Alex Jones' deranged Jade Helm conspiracy became an …
As we reviewed last week, Jones is patient zero for the hairbrained conspiracy theory suggesting that Jade Helm is a rehearsal for martial law ... «Salon, May 15»
9
TSB's small shareholders to cash in from £1.7bn Banco Sabadell …
... assume that the whole sector is in trouble after lending money cheaply to fund all sorts of hairbrained construction projects before the crash. «The Independent, Mar 15»
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Four outlandish ideas to fix London's cycling problem
Which is why council planners and architects are increasingly dreaming up seemingly hairbrained schemes to fix the problem. London's roads ... «Telegraph.co.uk, Feb 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Hairbrained [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hairbrained>. Apr 2020 ».
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