Definition of half-baked in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaf ˈˌbākt/


1(Of an idea or philosophy) not fully thought through; lacking a sound basis: half-baked notions of Teutonic superiority
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  • Last Days, by comparison, is simply small, plumbing the shallow depths of half-baked notions about celebrity and art and depression.
  • I jotted down a bunch of things that have been bouncing around my head regarding social software, some half-baked, some fully baked.
  • Joking aside, The Lizzie McGuire Movie may sound predictable and half-baked, but it is a surprisingly good film.
ill-conceived, harebrained, cockamamie, ill-judged, impractical, unrealistic, unworkable, ridiculous, absurd
informal crazy, crackpot, cockeyed
1.1Foolish: half-baked visionaries without a mission
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  • In a jocular vein he speaks about the raw deal meted out to directors by certain half-baked specialists ‘who speak authoritatively’ about cinema.
  • Daena may be a half-baked character, but she isn't the film's weakest link.
  • Even the half-baked economists at the IMF should know that holding back government spending in a contracting economy is like turning off the engines on an aeroplane in stall.

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