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(of a person) disorganized and lacking in concentration:‘a scatterbrained blonde’
absent-minded, forgetful, with a mind like a sieve, disorganized, unsystematicdreamy, wool-gathering, with one's head in the clouds, feather-brained, feather-headed, birdbrained, empty-headed, erratic, giddyscatty, dizzy, dippy, not with itdappyView synonyms
- ‘If anyone has noticed, my posts have been rather scatterbrained recently.’
- ‘With an enormous dollop of assistance, I've transformed my own scatterbrained attempt at a curriculum vitae into something a little more presentable.’
- ‘I was the most absent minded, scatterbrained barista you've ever met.’
- ‘Anyway, my boss was a scatterbrained but really sweet woman - at first.’
- ‘I'll try to remember to email you when I update, but I can be really scatterbrained, and I might forget!’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.