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English definition of “-brained”


suffix     /-breɪnd/
having a particular type of brain : These dinosaurs were large-brained and more intelligent than most.The brain and nervous system disapproving used in various phrases to describe someone as stupid or badly organized : bird-brained harebrained scatterbrained Forgetting and forgetfulnessStupid and sillyOf unsound mind
(Definition of -brained suffix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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