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also wool·y  (wo͝ol′ē)
adj. wool·li·er, wool·li·est also wool·i·er or wool·i·est
a. Relating to, consisting of, or covered with wool.
b. Resembling wool.
a. Lacking sharp detail or clarity: woolly television reception.
b. Mentally or intellectually disorganized or unclear: woolly thinking.
3. Rough, disorderly, or unrestrained: "newspaper ads called for ... stricter gun control everywhere in this wild and woolly nation" (Ed McBain).
n. pl. wool·lies also wool·ies
1. A garment made of wool, especially an undergarment of knitted wool.
2. Australian A sheep.

wool′li·ness n.


(ˈwʊlɪ) or


adj, woollier or woolliest, woolier or wooliest
1. (Textiles) consisting of, resembling, or having the nature of wool
2. (Textiles) covered or clothed in wool or something resembling it
3. lacking clarity or substance: woolly thinking.
4. (Botany) botany covered with long soft whitish hairs: woolly stems.
5. (Historical Terms) US recalling the rough and lawless period of the early West of America (esp in the phrase wild and woolly)
n, pl woollies or sometimes US woolies
6. (Clothing & Fashion) (often plural) a garment, such as a sweater, made of wool or something similar
7. (Animals) (usually plural) Western US and Austral an informal word for sheep
ˈwoollily adv
ˈwoolliness, ˈwooliness n


or wool•y

(ˈwʊl i)

adj. wool•li•er or wool•i•er, wool•li•est or wool•i•est, adj.
1. consisting of or resembling wool: a woolly fleece; woolly hair.
2. clothed or covered with wool or something like it.
3. like the rough, vigorous atmosphere of the early West in the U.S.: wild and woolly.
4. fuzzy; unclear; disorganized.
5. Western U.S. a wool-bearing animal; sheep.
6. Also, wool′ie. Usu., woollies or woolies. a woolen garment, esp. a knitted undergarment.
wool′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.woolly - having a fluffy character or appearance
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
2.woolly - confused and vaguewoolly - confused and vague; used especially of thinking; "muddleheaded ideas"; "your addled little brain"; "woolly thinking"; "woolly-headed ideas"
confused - mentally confused; unable to think with clarity or act intelligently; "the flood of questions left her bewildered and confused"
3.woolly - covered with dense often matted or curly hairs; "woolly lambs"
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"
4.woolly - covered with dense cottony hairs or hairlike filaments; "the woolly aphid has a lanate coat resembling cotton"
haired, hairy, hirsute - having or covered with hair; "Jacob was a hairy man"; "a hairy caterpillar"


U.S. (sometimes) wooly
1. woollen, fleecy, made of wool She wore a woolly hat with pompoms.
2. vague, confused, clouded, blurred, unclear, muddled, fuzzy, indefinite, hazy, foggy, nebulous, ill-defined, indistinct It is no good setting vague, woolly goals - we need a specific aim.
vague clear, obvious, sharp, exact, precise, distinct, definite, clear-cut, well-defined
3. downy, hairy, shaggy, flocculent The plant has silvery, woolly leaves.
1. sweater, jersey, jumper, pullover Bring a woolly - it can get cold here at night.


Covered with hair:
ثَوب حِياكَة صوفِيَّهصوفيمُشَوَّش التَّفْكير
óskÿr, ruglingslegurullar fötullar-, úr ull
vlnený úplet
kafası dağınıkyün gibiyünden yapılmışyünlüyünlü giyim eşyası/çamaşır


wooly (US) [ˈwʊlɪ]
A. ADJ (woollier (compar) (woolliest (superl)))
1. [jumper etc] → de lana; [animal] → lanudo
2. (= vague) [ideas, thinking, essay] → vago, impreciso; [person] → confuso
B. N
1. (= sweater) → jersey m de lana
2. woollies woolies (US) (= clothing) → ropa f de lana


[ˈwʊli] (British) wooly (US) adj
[hat, socks, jumper] → en laine woolly mammoth
(fig) (= vague) [ideas] → vaseux/euse; [thinking, person] → vaseux/eusewoolly mammoth nmammouth m laineux


, (US) wooly
adj (+er)
wollig; (= soft also)flauschig; woolly mammoth (Zool) → Kältesteppenmammut m
(fig) outlineverschwommen; (pej) mind, thinking, ideaverworren, wirr; woolly thoughtswirre Gedanken pl; a woolly liberalein sentimentaler Liberaler, eine sentimentale Liberale
n (inf: = sweater etc) → Pulli m (inf); winter woollies (esp Brit: = sweaters etc) → dicke Wollsachen pl (inf); (esp US: = underwear) → Wollene pl (inf)


wooly (Am) [ˈwʊlɪ]
1. adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (jumper) → di lana (fig) (clouds) → come batuffoli; (ideas) → confuso/a, vago/a; (essay, book) → sul vago
2. n (fam) → indumento di lana


(wul) noun, adjective
(of) the soft hair of sheep and some other animals, often made into yarn etc for knitting or into fabric for making clothes etc. I wear wool in winter; knitting-wool; a wool blanket.
ˈwoollen adjective
made of wool. a woollen hat.
ˈwoollens noun plural
clothes (especially jumpers etc) made of wool. Woollens should be washed by hand.
ˈwoolly adjective
1. made of, or like, wool. a woolly jumper/rug.
2. (also ˌwoolly-ˈheaded) (of a person) vague or hazy. She's too woolly(-headed) to be in charge of a department.
nounplural ˈwoollies
a knitted garment.
ˈwoolliness noun
pull the wool over someone's eyes
to deceive someone.
References in classic literature ?
In one window there would be live geese, in another marvels in sugar--pink and white canes big enough for ogres, and cakes with cherubs upon them; in a third there would be rows of fat yellow turkeys, decorated with rosettes, and rabbits and squirrels hanging; in a fourth would be a fairyland of toys--lovely dolls with pink dresses, and woolly sheep and drums and soldier hats.
By this time, Master George had arrived at that pass to which even a boy can come (under uncommon circumstances, when he really could not eat another morsel), and, therefore, he was at leisure to notice the pile of woolly heads and glistening eyes which were regarding their operations hungrily from the opposite corner.
Then there was a wild yelp of agony and the poodle went sailing up the aisle; the yelps continued, and so did the dog; he crossed the house in front of the altar; he flew down the other aisle; he crossed before the doors; he clamored up the home-stretch; his anguish grew with his progress, till presently he was but a woolly comet moving in its orbit with the gleam and the speed of light.
Others, in whose veins the blood of martyrs did not flow, substituted rags for leads and pretended that they made a more natural and less woolly curl.
Come on, little 'un," he said, turning the small woolly white head with a gentle brown hand.
Their woolly hair, with a reddish tinge, showed off on their black shining bodies like those of the Nubians.
His armour is laid upon the ground, and he stalks in front of the ranks as it were some great woolly ram ordering his ewes.
The black cook thrust his woolly head from the galley, and Boatswain, the dog, leaped up between the knight-heads, and barked most furiously.
Followed the woolly sound of the cable in the hawse-hole; a grunt and squeal of the windlass; a yaw, a punt, and a kick, and the "We're Here" gathered herself together to repeat the motions.
In the three months of the summer it only freezes every other day and every night, and then the snow begins to weep off on the southerly slopes, and a few ground-willows put out their woolly buds, a tiny stonecrop or so makes believe to blossom, beaches of fine gravel and rounded stones run down to the open sea, and polished boulders and streaked rocks lift up above the granulated snow.
And jist wid that in cum'd the little willian himself, and then he made me a broth of a bow, and thin he said he had ounly taken the liberty of doing me the honor of the giving me a call, and thin he went on to palaver at a great rate, and divil the bit did I comprehind what he wud be afther the tilling me at all at all, excipting and saving that he said "pully wou, woolly wou," and tould me, among a bushel o' lies, bad luck to him, that he was mad for the love o' my widdy Misthress Tracle, and that my widdy Mrs.
With the Johnsons I am afraid I lost many opportunities; the tone was gray and cottony, I might almost say woolly.