Definition of scatterbrained in US English:



  • (of a person) disorganized and lacking in concentration.

    • ‘With an enormous dollop of assistance, I've transformed my own scatterbrained attempt at a curriculum vitae into something a little more presentable.’
    • ‘I'll try to remember to email you when I update, but I can be really scatterbrained, and I might forget!’
    • ‘If anyone has noticed, my posts have been rather scatterbrained recently.’
    • ‘Anyway, my boss was a scatterbrained but really sweet woman - at first.’
    • ‘I was the most absent minded, scatterbrained barista you've ever met.’
    absent-minded, forgetful, with a mind like a sieve, disorganized, unsystematic
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