hare-brained (comparative more hare-brained, superlative most hare-brained)
- Alternative form of harebrained.
1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad:
- “… That woman is stark mad, Lord Stranleigh. […] If she had her way, she’d ruin the company inside a year with her hare-brained schemes ; love of the people, and that sort of guff.”
- 1929, Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own, Penguin Books, paperback edition, page 62
- And so, putting her back on the shelf, I turned to the other great lady, The Duchess whom Lamb loved, hare-brained, fantastical Margaret of Newcastle, her elder, but her contemporary.