empty-headed


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

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 ?
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.
And take all the other empty-headed lions with you-- and those stupid leopards and antelopes.
No author can live by his work and be as empty-headed as an average successful painter.
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.
I couldn't bear the idea of her being criticized by every empty-headed chatterer belonging to the Cause.
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.
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.
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.
It was simply impossible that Natalie's fancy could be really taken by such an empty-headed fool as that!
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.
Good luck go with you for a--conceited, bragging, empty-headed, duck-legged idiot.
Why don't empty-headed rich girls like Petra - fit for nothing other than navigating their way around the world's Chanel shops - just accept that they were born to be useless.