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Lacking a sense of responsibility; reckless.
With abandon; recklessly.
[Perhaps alteration of hare 'em, scare 'em : hare, to frighten + scare.]
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in a reckless way or of a reckless nature
a person who is impetuous or rash
[C17: perhaps from hare (in obsolete sense: harass) + scare, variant of stare1; compare helter-skelter]
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har•um-scar•um(ˈhɛər əmˈskɛər əm, ˈhær əmˈskær əm)
1. reckless; rash.
[1740–50; earlier harum-starum rhyming compound based on obsolete hare to harass + stare]
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|Noun||1.||harum-scarum - a reckless impetuous irresponsible person|
tearaway - a reckless and impetuous person
|Adj.||1.||harum-scarum - cheerfully irresponsible; "carefree with his money"; "freewheeling urban youths"; "had a harum-scarum youth"|
irresponsible - showing lack of care for consequences; "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action"
|Adv.||1.||harum-scarum - in a wild or reckless manner; "dashing harum-scarum all over the place"; "running pell-mell up the stairs"|
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A. ADJ → atolondrado
B. ADV → a tontas y a locas
C. N (= person) → tarambana mf
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1. adj → sfrenato/a, scatenato/a
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