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emp·ty-head·ed

(ĕmp′tē-hĕd′ĭd)
adj.
Lacking sense or discretion; scatterbrained.

empty-headed

adj
lacking intelligence or sense; frivolous

emp′ty-head′ed



adj.
foolish; brainless.
[1640–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.empty-headed - lacking seriousnessempty-headed - lacking seriousness; given to frivolity; "a dizzy blonde"; "light-headed teenagers"; "silly giggles"
frivolous - not serious in content or attitude or behavior; "a frivolous novel"; "a frivolous remark"; "a frivolous young woman"

empty-headed

adjective scatterbrained, simple, stupid, silly, dizzy (informal), frivolous, giddy, goofy (informal), vacuous, inane, skittish, flighty, brainless, harebrained, featherbrained, ditzy or ditsy (slang) a pretty but empty-headed young woman

empty-headed

adjective
1. Lacking intelligent thought or content:
2. Given to lighthearted silliness:
Informal: gaga.
Translations

empty-headed

[ˈemptɪˈhedɪd] ADJcasquivano

empty-headed

[ˌɛmptɪˈhɛdɪd] adjsciocco/a

empty

(ˈempti) adjective
1. having nothing inside. an empty box; an empty cup.
2. unoccupied. an empty house.
3. (with of) completely without. a street quite empty of people.
4. having no practical result; (likely to be) unfulfilled. empty threats.
verb
1. to make or become empty. He emptied the jug; The cinema emptied quickly at 10.30; He emptied out his pockets.
2. to tip, pour, or fall out of a container. She emptied the milk into a pan; The rubbish emptied on to the ground.
noun
an empty bottle etc. Take the empties back to the shop.
ˈemptiness noun
ˌempty-ˈhanded adjective
carrying nothing. I went to collect my wages but returned empty-handed.
ˌempty-ˈheaded adjective
brainless. an empty-headed young girl.
References in classic literature ?
And take all the other empty-headed lions with you-- and those stupid leopards and antelopes.
Sir William Lucas, and his daughter Maria, a good-humoured girl, but as empty-headed as himself, had nothing to say that could be worth hearing, and were listened to with about as much delight as the rattle of the chaise.
At first, indeed, she had seemed to take a pleasure in mortifying my vanity and crushing my presumption - relentlessly nipping off bud by bud as they ventured to appear; and then, I confess, I was deeply wounded, though, at the same time, stimulated to seek revenge; - but latterly finding, beyond a doubt, that I was not that empty-headed coxcomb she had first supposed me, she had repulsed my modest advances in quite a different spirit.
She was a forward, good-natured, empty-headed woman, who persisted in talking, whether I listened or not, and who had a habit of perpetually addressing me as "Mrs.
Lorry, you cannot control the mincing vanities and giddinesses of empty-headed girls; you must not expect to do it, or you will always be disappointed.
I couldn't bear the idea of her being criticized by every empty-headed chatterer belonging to the Cause.
Good luck go with you for a--conceited, bragging, empty-headed, duck-legged idiot.
She was a poor, empty-headed, spiritless woman--what you call a born drudge--and I was now and then not averse to plaguing her by taking Anne away.
It was simply impossible that Natalie's fancy could be really taken by such an empty-headed fool as that!
No author can live by his work and be as empty-headed as an average successful painter.
The majority of the guests--who were somewhat empty-headed, after all, in spite of their aristocratic bearing--never guessed, in their self-satisfied composure, that much of their superiority was mere veneer, which indeed they had adopted unconsciously and by inheritance.
Elle Woods is an empty-headed rich girl who dreams only of marrying her preppy boyfriend.