from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Foolish; flighty: a harebrained scheme.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. absurd, foolish or stupid
- adj. frivolous and silly; featherbrained or scatterbrained
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Wild; giddy; volatile; heedless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having or indicating, as it were, no more brain than a hare; giddy; heedless; reckless; wild.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very foolish
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A federal judge has denied what he called a "harebrained" motion by Rod Blagojevich's lawyers over what they claimed was potential misconduct by the jury forewoman at his retrial.
At a hearing in federal court in Manhattan on Friday, Steven R. Kartagener , Mr. Sebbag's lawyer, described the scheme as "harebrained," "crazy" and "stupid."
With the NYT as an object of "grassy-knoll" conspiracy theories, with bloggers feeding on "harebrained" speculation, pray tell why Bill Keller should be considered as any less credulous?
I know he -- talked all kind of harebrained, talk a lot of garbage, sometimes.
Dick grinned to himself, imagining the Captain's face if he showed up in the office with that kind of harebrained proposal.
Manchester United manager has dismissed the idea of introducing play-offs to determine the final Champions League place as "harebrained".
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has slammed the "harebrained" idea of introducing play-offs to decide the final Champions League spot.
Sir Alex Ferguson feels the notion of a Premier League play-off system to allow clubs finishing outside the top four to compete for a Champions League place is "harebrained".
Balancing the federal budget is not "harebrained" or "cynical" as the editorial writers suggest and the suggestion only reveals the out-of-touch thinking of The News Leader's editorial page.
The only "harebrained" and "cynical" idea here is The News Leaders 'notion that the pursuit of a balanced budget, which they acknowledge is a "worthy" goal, should be abandoned.