from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Only partly baked.
- adj. Informal Insufficiently thought out; ill-conceived: a half-baked scheme.
- adj. Informal Exhibiting a lack of good judgment or common sense: a half-baked visionary.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Used other than as an idiom: Partially cooked by heating in an oven.
- adj. Incomplete; (of an idea or scheme) not fully planned or carefully considered, ill-conceived, unsound or badly thought-out; (of a person) foolish or having no common sense.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Insufficiently or poorly planned or thought out; impractical or unrealistic; ; -- of plans, theories, proposals, etc.
- adj. Insufficiently cooked; -- of food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not thoroughly baked; hence, in colloquial use, raw; inexperienced; silly; immature; ill-digested.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. insufficiently cooked
- adj. foolish; totally unsound
The SEC was sharply criticized last year by U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff over what he called a "half-baked" settlement with Bank of America Corp. over disclosures about its takeover of Merrill Lynch & Co. The Charlotte, N.C., bank agreed to pay $150 million, but no individuals were charged.
Mr. Rakoff rejected a $33 million settlement between Bank of America and the Securities and Exchange Commission proposed in 2009 before reluctantly approving a later $150 million agreement he called "half-baked justice at best."
Sure, viewers sit through season after season of God-awful warbling on DioGuardi's old show American Idol, but on Platinum Hit, contestants are not only shaky singers, they're all performing their own half-baked, unproven material.
It is the right of the people to protest government waste, irresponsible spending, half-baked policies (healthcare 'reform') and plain stupidity.
If half-baked Alaska would have stepped foot in New Jersey campaigning for Christie, I have no doubt it would have changed my vote (and many others) to Corzine
There can be no half-baked compromises on terror or with terrorists.
Seeking cert without serious error, or a conflict, or a factual record is pretty unimpressive, and the weird, half-baked attack on E-Verify is an embarrassment at best, and a shocking deviation from the standards of the office at worst.
Many children master the material only in a half-baked way, but the teachers pretend the students can “read” and pass them along.
I can manage his pretentions at being an historian, no serious student of history would ever take his half-baked notions of a benign Hitler as credible anyway, but not a moral failure of this degree, its too basic, too fundamental.
The value of blogging in providing an outlet to test the edibility of half-baked ideas has become very clear to me now.