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A person regarded as flighty, thoughtless, or disorganized.

scat′ter·brained′ adj.


a person who is incapable of serious thought or concentration


(ˈskæt ərˌbreɪn)

a person incapable of serious, connected thought.
scat′ter•brained`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scatterbrain - a flighty and disorganized personscatterbrain - a flighty and disorganized person  
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
شَخْص كَثير النِسْيان وغَيْر مَوْثوق
forvirret person
szórakozott ember
unutkan kimse


[ˈskætəbreɪn] Ncabeza mf de chorlito


[ˈskætəˌbreɪn] n (fam) → sventato/a, sbadato/a


(ˈskӕtə) verb
1. to (make) go or rush in different directions. The sudden noise scattered the birds; The crowds scattered when the bomb exploded.
2. to throw loosely in different directions. The load from the overturned lorry was scattered over the road.
ˈscattered adjective
occasional; not close together. Scattered showers are forecast for this morning; The few houses in the valley are very scattered.
ˈscattering noun
a small amount scattered here and there. a scattering of sugar.
ˈscatterbrain noun
a forgetful or unreliable person.
ˈscatterbrained adjective
References in classic literature ?
The scatterbrain that gave La Mancha more Rich spoils than Jason's; who a point so keen Had to his wit, and happier far had been If his wit's weathercock a blunter bore; The arm renowned far as Gaeta's shore, Cathay, and all the lands that lie between; The muse discreet and terrible in mien As ever wrote on brass in days of yore; He who surpassed the Amadises all, And who as naught the Galaors accounted, Supported by his love and gallantry: Who made the Belianises sing small, And sought renown on Rocinante mounted; Here, underneath this cold stone, doth he lie.
Maria is really no scatterbrain, as von Trapp comes to appreciate when finally turning his attention to her and away from the haughty aristocrat Elsa Schraeder (Emma Clifford), who seems destined to join him at the altar as Austria submits to the Nazi jackboot.
It's been four years since their second album Scatterbrain and the trio have been missed.
The Forgetter: 14 per cent said they are 'The Forgetter', the social scatterbrain that often can't remember when things are happening or forget their Mum's birthday or their parent's wedding anniversary.
It was time to go for the kill against a weakened Wallabies' back division, but a scatterbrain approach let them right back into it.
Looking at this question, there are a number of fundamental issues which we need to acknowledge before embarking on any scatterbrain scheme to become energy self-sufficient.
I have tried in the past, but with my scatterbrain, by mid-January I've forgotten my goals.
Image: Kindly scatterbrain Best known for: Her association with Victoria Wood Early life: Born Celia Diana Savile Imrie in Guildford, Surrey, on July 15, 1952.
On their reality show Ice Loves Coco, rapper-actor Ice T and his wife Nicole "Coco" Austin come across as a happy pairing of a funny grump and an adorable scatterbrain.
My boyfriend is good with dates and has a mathematical brain - mine is a scatterbrain.