adjective Date: circa 1530 archaic impetuous, hotheaded <
and in this brainish apprehension kills the unseen good old man — Shakespeare

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  • Brainish — Brain ish, a. Hot headed; furious. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brainish — adjective characterized by undue haste and lack of thought or deliberation a hotheaded decision liable to such impulsive acts as hugging strangers an impetuous display of spending and gambling madcap escapades ( brainish is archaic) • Syn:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • brainish — /bray nish/, adj. Archaic. headstrong; impetuous. [1520 30; BRAIN + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brainish — brain·ish …   English syllables

  • hotheaded — adj. 1. same as {hot headed}. Syn: choleric, irascible, hot headed, hot tempered, quick tempered, short tempered. [WordNet 1.5] 2. liable to act with undue haste and without consideration. Syn: brainish, impulsive, impetuous, madcap,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • archaicism — noun the use of an archaic expression • Syn: ↑archaism • Derivationally related forms: ↑archaistic, ↑archaistic (for: ↑archaism), ↑archaize (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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