- Reckless; impetuous: a wild harum-scarum youthMore example sentences
reckless, impetuous, impulsive, imprudent, rash, wild, daredevil, madcap, precipitous, precipitate, frivolous, hot-headed, hare-brained, giddy, foolhardy, thoughtless, incautious, careless, heedless, hasty, overhastyBritish • informal divvy• rare temerarious
- Favourite Gunther McBride set out to make every yard of the running under Richard Johnson, but his jumping was harum-scarum.
- Van Wyk's narrator, a harum-scarum, hard-drinking journalist called Scara Nhlabatsi, relishes all manner of rude jokes, bawdy abuse, malapropisms and puns and provides a slew of images of the vulgar excess of power.
- She told me a harum-scarum tale of running through a forest in the middle of the stormy.
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- A reckless, impetuous person.More example sentences
- She looked with disfavor upon the young beaver's suit because he was a harum-scarum and a ne'er-do-well.
- But if Mr. Grace failed to sympathize with the harum-scarums, he nonetheless managed them well. He was quite a disciplinarian.