Definition of Scatterbrained

1. Adjective. Lacking sense or discretion. "How rattlepated I am! I've forgotten what I came for"

Exact synonyms: Rattlebrained, Rattlepated, Scatty
Similar to: Foolish



2. Adjective. Guided by whim and fancy. "Flighty young girls"
Exact synonyms: Flighty, Flyaway, Head-in-the-clouds
Similar to: Frivolous
Derivative terms: Flightiness

Definition of Scatterbrained

1. a. Giddy; thoughtless.

Definition of Scatterbrained

1. Adjective. Having the qualities of a scatterbrain. ¹

2. Adjective. absent-minded, forgetful, distractable. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scatterbrained

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scatterbrained

scatoscopy
scats
scatt
scattald
scattalds
scatted
scatter
scatter'd
scatter factor
scatter pin
scatter plot
scatter rug
scatteration
scatterations
scatterbrain
scatterbrained (current term)
scatterbrains
scattered
scattered disc
scattered radiation
scattered shower
scattered showers
scatterer
scatterers
scattereth
scattergood
scattergoods
scattergram
scattergrams
scattergun

Literary usage of Scatterbrained

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1. The Classical World by Classical Association of the Atlantic States (1908)
"This is what our thick-headed boy and our scatterbrained girl have been doing all the time in all other studies, so far as they were doing anything at all ..."

2. The Anatomy of Negation by Edgar Saltus (1886)
"Should she destine another to be scatterbrained and imbecile, scatterbrained and imbecile will he become. There is no merit, no blame, to be ascribed to her ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... the Jungle" and the "Road-Song of the Bandar- Log* which accentuates the satire embodied in the description of the boastful, scatterbrained Monkey Folk. ..."

4. The Principles of Psychology by William James (1890)
"... is a condition which has a real opposite in the confused, dazed, scatterbrained state which in French is called distraction, ..."

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