Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a weak, empty brain; light-headed; frivolous; giddy. Also feather-headed, feather-pated.
- adj. alternative spelling of feather-brained.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. colloq. Giddy; frivolous; lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; feather-headed.
- adj. lacking seriousness; given to frivolity
“And for one brief moment, all its featherbrained feline attention was devoted to keeping its balance.”
“A former fêtarde* myself (and still a bit featherbrained from it) I shake my head and cluck my tongue on hearing those birds, beaks-a-begging, try to get out of jail time by pleading with the French cops, swearing that they are merely scatterbrained and not at all soûlard!”
“Miss Compton plays his assistant, a featherbrained private eye.”
“A former fêtarde* myself and still a bit featherbrained from it I shake my head and cluck my tongue on hearing those birds, beaks-a-begging, try to get out of jail time by pleading with the French cops, swearing that they are merely scatterbrained and not at all soûlard!”
“Here's a snapshot of the featherbrained whims that get us into this mess.”
“Since most of the 15 million users of IBM's Lotus Sametime instant-messaging service work in corporate markets, they schedule interactive online meetings, attach files to present during the meeting and engage in a spot of team white boarding--but never have the featherbrained joy of sending emoticons.”
“Unfortunately, Mr. Frey made a big mistake when he gave away the major plot points of his second memoir in a featherbrained epilogue to the first.”
“She might sound featherbrained, but the shield maiden of old was still underneath.”
““Only a featherbrained girl would dream of becoming a celebrated Gothic novelist like Mrs. Radcliffe or Mary Shelley.””
“Fearing that his contract might be terminated if Clara's mother discovered that he was miseducating two illiterate, featherbrained young women, Monsieur Roquefort presented them with Carax's novel dressed up as a love story, which was, at least, half true.”
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A list of compound derogatory names such as gapeseed, muckworm and lickspittle. Your one-word contributions to this list are welcome.
See sionnach's list derogatory terms I should use ...
An extensive list I have been working on for quite some time. Feel free to add more of the kind if you miss any.
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