Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Archaic Headstrong; impetuous.

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  • adj. hot-headed; furious

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Hot-headed; furious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Headstrong; passionate; also, perhaps, unreal; brain-sick.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation

Etymologies

brain +‎ -ish (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Carnevale in Ivrea, streets flowing with the brainish and aromatic combination of orange pulp and horse droppings.

    kinaesthesia Diary Entry

  • She was brainish a 'the time, an' she follow'd her bairnie twa days efter.

    My Man Sandy

  • And in all this Princess Márya Alexévna is perfectly right and plays the true prophet, unless these young people who are getting married have another purpose, their one and only one, unknown to Princess Márya Alexévna, and that not a brainish purpose, not one recognized by the intellect, but one that gives life its color and the attainment of which is more moving than any other.

    Reminiscences of Tolstoy

  • And in all this PRINCESS MARYA ALEXEVNA is perfectly right and plays the true prophet, unless these young people who are getting married have another purpose, their one and only one, unknown to PRINCESS MARYA ALEXEVNA, and that not a brainish purpose, not one recognized by the intellect, but one that gives life its color and the attainment of which is more moving than any other.

    Reminiscences of Tolstoy

  • That's all fine and dandy, but let's face it, birds can be rather, well, bird-brainish.

    Agriculture Online - Market News

  • And, in this brainish apprehension, kills The unseen good old man.

    The plays of William Shakespeare. In fifteen volumes. With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators

  • [Footnote IV. 1: _Translate: _] Interpret.] [Footnote IV. 2: _In this brainish apprehension_,] Distempered, brainsick mood.] [Footnote IV. 3: _Where the offender's scourge is weigh'd, But never the offence.

    Hamlet

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