scatterbrain


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scat·ter·brain

 (skăt′ər-brān′)
n.
A person regarded as flighty, thoughtless, or disorganized.

scat′ter·brained′ adj.

scatterbrain

(ˈskætəˌbreɪn)
n
a person who is incapable of serious thought or concentration

scat•ter•brain

(ˈskæt ərˌbreɪn)

n.
a person incapable of serious, connected thought.
[1780–90]
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
Translations
شَخْص كَثير النِسْيان وغَيْر مَوْثوق
-kazmatkář
forvirret person
szórakozott ember
moîhaus
zmätkár
unutkan kimse

scatterbrain

[ˈskætəbreɪn] Ncabeza mf de chorlito

scatterbrain

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

scatter

(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.
Henning Beck; SCATTERBRAIN; Greystone Books (Nonfiction: Science) 27.95 ISBN: 9781771644013
I am a self-confessed scatterbrain. Before I got my hands on a Pacapod there was no organised chaos with me, just plain old chaos, so these bags are a dream come true.
Helmond played Jessica Tate, a sex-crazed scatterbrain, "Soap," a show known for warped characters and deliberately farfetched plots, including alien abduction and demonic possession.
From prompting you to wish your mom to ordering cakes, flowers and other gifts for her, Haptik's quick and acute reminder solutions will actually surprise your mother in the best way, when she realizes you aren't the unplanned scatterbrain as she always thought you were!
Following debut In The Cold Wind We Smile in 2009, second album Scatterbrain came quickly after in 2010.
Your mind is on other things, though others will accuse you of being a scatterbrain. Have you forgotten about one arrangement?
When she burst on to our screens in Coronation Street as scatterbrain Raquel and tottered up the cobbles with her beloved Curly Watts (Kevin Kennedy) we all took the lovable and ditzy barmaid to our hearts.
"I can sort of experiment with different things and sort of jump around a bit and be a bit of a scatterbrain creatively, which is exciting.
At times, you can be a scatterbrain. On this occasion, you seem as sharp as a button, even though you are inclined to harp on today.
In it Marcos' begins by deriding the "publishing house which asked for this exclusive introduction" (21) and he continues to be dismissive and outright bothered for being asked to provide the prologue: "As far as I can see, my reputation for being a scatterbrain is not sufficient to dissuade you from sending me questions and problems about publications, prologues, and other equally absurd things" (21-22).