featherbrained


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feath·er·brain

 (fĕth′ər-brān′)
n.
A silly, flighty, or empty-headed person.

feath′er·brained′ adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.featherbrained - lacking seriousnessfeatherbrained - lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"
frivolous - not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"
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featherbrained

adjective
Given to lighthearted silliness:
Informal: gaga.
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Translations

featherbrained

[ˈfeðəbreɪnd] ADJ [idea] → disparatado, descabellado
to be featherbrained [person] → ser un/una cabeza de chorlito
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

featherbrained

[ˈfɛðəˌbreɪnd] adjsciocco/a, sventato/a
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References in classic literature ?
But you're so featherbrained, Anne, I've been waiting to see if you'd sober down a little and learn to be steady before I begin.
but also of their own society, whether it be a matter of its craven humiliation or its complacent weakness, or the featherbrained escapades of youth, or young pirates brandishing knives?
We featherbrained kids, on the other hand, would ignorantly continue to play Softball until it was too late to avoid a soaking.
Mark is neither a mediocre hippy nor an ordinary rebel, proving out as pretty featherbrained and insipid.