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Definition of half-baked in English:


1Not fully thought through; lacking a sound basis: a half-baked conspiracy theory
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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.
not thought through, not fully developed, undeveloped, unformed, hare-brained;
poorly planned, unplanned, ill-conceived, ill-judged;
impractical, unrealistic, unworkable, injudicious, ridiculous
informal crazy, crackpot, cock-eyed
1.1Foolish: a half-baked hippie chick
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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.
inexperienced, immature, callow, green, credulous
British informal gormless, daft, divvy, dozy
Scottish & Northern English informal glaikit
North American informal dumb-ass, chowderheaded
South African informal dof
West Indian informal dotish

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