from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Giddy; rattle-headed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Giddy; chattering; whimsical; rattle-headed.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking sense or discretion
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Those rattle-brained philosophers would drive even a saint to drink.
He was neither rattle-brained, like Bert, nor coarse like other men she had encountered.
He had often felt that a really good scare would be beneficial for a kender, would teach the rattle-brained little imps that life was not picnics by the tomb and taunting sheriffs and swiping gewgaws.
"Anything to keep from listening to the chatter of that rattle-brained kender."
Hear me now, Sam Kelly-you think to aid yet another rattle-brained loon, one who styles himself Keighvin Silverhair.
The Rev.Mr. Traverse belonged to the Methodist Church, and was described by Aaron as a "bad young man; rattle-brained; with the appearance of not having good sense, -- not enough to manage the great amount of property (he had been left wealthy) in his possession."
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Because an iron-magnate, with only dollars for ballast, had fifteen bath pools of Sienna marble in his flaunting, gaudy "chateau," and was immediately aped by the rest of the rattle-brained, moved the
This young Handel seems rather a rattle-brained youth, but Captain Schmitt looked conservative and sane.
But no, nothing but the third trick would satisfy him, so on the third trick the rattle-brained chap went the next night.
Though rattle-brained, much given to gallantry, and somewhat lax in morality, they are not knaves or monsters; they do not inspire disgust.