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Meaning of "scatterbrained" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SCATTERBRAINED

scatterbrained  [ˈskætəˌbreɪnd] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCATTERBRAINED

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

WHAT DOES SCATTERBRAINED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of scatterbrained in the English dictionary

The definition of scatterbrained in the dictionary is exhibiting or characterized by lack of serious thought or concentration; disorganized; silly.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCATTERBRAINED


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

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCATTERBRAINED

scatter
scatter cushion
scatter diagram
scatter pin
scatter rug
scatter-gun
scatterable
scatteration
scatterbrain
scattered
scattered showers
scatteredly
scatterer
scattergood
scattergram
scattering
scatteringly
scatterling
scattermouch
scattershot

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCATTERBRAINED

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 scatterbrained in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SCATTERBRAINED»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «scatterbrained» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of scatterbrained

Translation of «scatterbrained» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCATTERBRAINED

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

Translator English - Chinese

浮躁
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

scatterbrained
570 millions of speakers

English

scatterbrained
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

scatterbrained
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

متفرقة في
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

легкомысленный
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desmiolada
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অধীরচিত্ত
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étourdi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berselerak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schusselig
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

注意散漫な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

산만
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Scatterbrained
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

scatterbrained
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

scatterbrained
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

स्कॅटरब्रेन केलेले
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

alık
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sbadato
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

roztrzepana
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

легковажний
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

zvăpăiat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κοκορόμυαλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

scatterbrained
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

scatterbrained
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

scatterbrained
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scatterbrained

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCATTERBRAINED»

The term «scatterbrained» is regularly used and occupies the 68.125 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCATTERBRAINED» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCATTERBRAINED»

Discover the use of scatterbrained in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scatterbrained and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Mental Floss: Scatterbrained
How do you get from Puppies to Stalin; from Humpty Dumpty to Elizabeth Taylor; from the Hundred Years' War to 8 Minute Abs; or even from Schoolhouse Rock to Abstract Expressionism? You'll just have to open up the book to find out.
Editors of Mental Floss, 2009
2
Word of the Day: Super Duper Words
(scat•ter•brained) Word Story The youngest Wordly boy's teacher is a little scatterbrained. She's always putting things down and then can't remember where they are. Once she lost her glasses, and they were right on top of her head! Someone ...
Heather McDonald, 2008
3
American Idioms and Some Phrases Just for Fun
A PHRASE JUST FOR FUN SCATTERBRAINED This expression suggests that someone is completely disorganized or a poor thinker. She'll never finish that project. She's too scatterbrained. I doubt that Tom and Jack can fix the car. They' re ...
Edward Swick, 1999
4
Kids Speak 5
Scatterbrained. My name is Noishy. I'm twelve years old. I'm a pretty good student , and I'm friendly with everyone. But I have one problem: I'm a very disorganized kid. I lose things a lot. I may have something in my backpack today, but that ...
Walder, 2006
5
For a Minute, I Lost Myself: The Past and Present of a ...
Yesterday's people are scatterbrained. Any fool can, it's easy, peek a hole. I only wish I could fall in. I'm moving inside it, far away. Somehow I'll get out. Scatterbrained. Somehow I'll get out, I'm just scatterbrained. I can feel his power card, ...
Scott Gann, 2009
6
The Old Boys Network: A Headmaster's Diaries 1972-1986
Friday 22 September Young scatterbrained has been caught smoking and drinking vodka in the dormitory. So much for my advice before term started. The housemaster now says this is the last straw and the boy ought to be expelled.
John Rae, 2011
7
My Quest to Find a Woman's Place in a Man's World Via Dolorosa
God said to “them”—not him. So the truth is crystal clear. Adam wasn't smarter than Eve And Eve wasn't smarter than Adam. They were both expected to “ subdue the eanhfi Scatterbrained Women The Roman philosopher Gaius said, “ Women, ...
Katrenia Sneed Logan, 2012
8
Amnesiac Bride
And they won't think you're an idiot, although they sort of have the impression that you're a little, well, scatterbrained.” He had a feeling that wasn't going to go over well and he was right. Whitney abruptly stopped walking, nearly bumping into a ...
Marie Ferrarella, 2011
9
Dictionary of Louisiana French: As Spoken in Cajun, Creole, ...
(VM) 3 scatterbrained Elle est manière écartée aujourd'hui; ça doit être sa journée fraque. She is sort of scatterbrained today; it must be her crazy day. (LA) <Loc: JD, LA, SB, VM, Da84> écartement [ekartmä] n.m. 1 straying 2 separation < Loc: ...
Albert Valdman, Kevin J. Rottet, 2009
10
The Princess 99
Nine. –. Scatterbrained. The Familiars lead them up one level from the ground floor of the main building and to a door, the Keys placing themselves inside of the notches, but the door refuses to budge. The students remain outside, waiting for ...
Zee Rose

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCATTERBRAINED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scatterbrained is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Being Disorganized Makes You Smarter
Based on a new book by science author Steven Johnson, being scatterbrained is a sign of intelligence. In Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of ... «Womans Day, May 15»
2
Use A Layered Reading Approach To Get Through Your Backlog Of …
The method comes from Design for Hackers author David Kadavy, who calls himself a scatterbrained person with no respect for authority. As such, the method ... «Lifehacker Australia, Apr 15»
3
Reading for Scatterbrained People With Neither Patience Nor …
I'm a scatterbrained person with no respect for authority. Who says every word of the book is worth reading—especially in sequential order? Books are great ... «New York Observer, Apr 15»
4
A.Dd+'s Slim Gravy Grows Up and Steps Into the Unknown with …
But now he's venturing into his first-ever solo project outside of A.Dd+, called Scatterbrained, and it feels like much more than a mere side project. It's Gravy ... «Dallas Observer, Feb 15»
5
If You're the Scatterbrained Shopper Who 'Mistakenly Dropped Your …
Police picked up a “white substance that appears to be cocaine” after responding to a narcotics call at the store Tuesday — and they posted a message on ... «TheBlaze.com, Feb 15»
6
Toronto Maple Leafs blow lead for second consecutive night and …
“I thought the way the game went, it was like we got scatterbrained for a bit in the second period,” Toronto coach Randy Carlyle said. “Obviously, they had more ... «National Post, Dec 14»
7
Famous for being scatterbrained? Now, reverse memory loss with …
Bioactive ingredients found in cocoa sharply reversed age-related memory decline in a group of volunteers, scientists reported on Sunday. The compounds ... «Hindustan Times, Oct 14»
8
ROB ZOMBIE: 'I'm Very Scatterbrained' And 'Can't Focus On One …
Rob: I'm very scatterbrained, I can't focus on one thing at a time and I've never been able to do that, so luckily, having multiple projects works in my favor. I can ... «BLABBERMOUTH.NET, May 14»
9
Everybody From Aristotle to Disney Gets Hyenas Wrong
The antics of Banzai, Shenzi, and Ed taught several generations of movie-goers that hyenas are scatterbrained scavengers prone to mistakenly chewing on their ... «Slate Magazine, Apr 14»
10
'Crackpot' collector not so scatterbrained
VietNamNet Bridge – Author Kim Lan (1920-2007), an antiques connoisseur, could look at a shard of an old bowl and know instantly where it came from. «VietNamNet Bridge, Mar 14»

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