half-baked


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half-baked

(hăf′bākt′, häf′-)
adj.
1. Only partly baked.
2. Informal
a. Insufficiently thought out; ill-conceived: a half-baked scheme.
b. Exhibiting a lack of good judgment or common sense: a half-baked visionary.
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half-baked

adj
1. (Cookery) insufficiently baked
2. informal foolish; stupid
3. informal poorly planned or conceived
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half′-baked′



adj.
1. insufficiently cooked.
2. not completed; insufficiently planned or prepared: a half-baked proposal.
3. lacking mature judgment or experience; unrealistic: half-baked theorists.
[1615–25]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.half-baked - foolish; totally unsound; "a crazy scheme"; "half-baked ideas"; "a screwball proposal without a prayer of working"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
impractical - not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution"
2.half-baked - insufficiently cookedhalf-baked - insufficiently cooked    
raw - not treated with heat to prepare it for eating
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half-baked

adjective (Informal) stupid, impractical, crazy, silly, foolish, senseless, short-sighted, inane, loopy (informal), ill-conceived, crackpot (informal), ill-judged, brainless, unformed, poorly planned, harebrained, dumb-ass (slang), unthought out or through another half-baked scheme that isn't going to work
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Translations

half-baked

[ˈhɑːfˈbeɪkt] ADJ (fig) [plan, idea] → mal concebido, sin perfilar; [person] → soso
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half-baked

[ˌhɑːfˈbeɪkt] adj (fig) (fam) (idea, scheme) → mal combinato/a, che non sta in piedi
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References in classic literature ?
Erstwhile worth-while fun and stunts seemed no longer worth while; and it was a torment to listen to the insipidities and stupidities of women, to the pompous, arrogant sayings of the little half-baked men.
He believed in sudden conversion, a belief which may be right, but which is peculiarly attractive to a half-baked mind.
- some childish notions, a few half-baked sentiments, a lot of undigested beauty, a great black mass of ignorance, a heart filled to bursting with love, and an ambition as big as your love and as futile as your ignorance.
"'An' then," continued Horse Egan, for the peppery Major's peculiarities of speech and manner were as well known as his tanned face; "'an' then, ye dissolute, half-baked, putty-faced scum o' Connemara, if I find a man so much as lookin' confused, begad, I'll coort-martial the whole company.
It was most discomforting, because it reminded me of love; and I knew that I never could love this half-baked little barbarian.
She also described the proposed shift to federalism as 'half-baked,' adding that there is no assurance that proposed federal states will have the 'capacity for governance' and 'financial autonomy.'
A council report outlining a projected bill of more than PS11 million for the introduction of a new household waste scheme has been described as "half-baked".
While perusing through the board's submissions, Kilimani Ward rep Moses Ogeto said the documents from the board were 'half-baked and documents and lacked financial accounting details.
Noel Still with a shiny topping, but there's nothing half-baked about Noel now
But we do object to him offering half-baked assessments about Britain and lying with his frequent contradictions.
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She was the one who wanted to change that Prince Harry on his mother Bravo, Prue - you great big flapjack of half-baked folly.