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Alternative formsEdit


hare-brained (comparative more hare-brained, superlative most hare-brained)

  1. Alternative form of harebrained.


  • 1913, Robert Barr, chapter 4, Lord Stranleigh Abroad[1]:
    “… 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.