woolly-headed


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wool·ly-head·ed

(wo͝ol′ē-hĕd′ĭd)
adj.
1. Often Offensive Having hair that looks or feels like wool.
2. Vague or muddled: wooly-headed ideas.

wool′ly-head′ed



adj.
1. having hair of a woolly texture or appearance.
2. marked by fuzzy thinking; muddleheaded.
[1640–50]
wool′ly-head′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.woolly-headed - confused and vaguewoolly-headed - 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"
References in classic literature ?
On a rough bench in the corner, a couple of woolly-headed boys, with glistening black eyes and fat shining cheeks, were busy in superintending the first walking operations of the baby, which, as is usually the case, consisted in getting up on its feet, balancing a moment, and then tumbling down,--each successive failure being violently cheered, as something decidedly clever.
A little native boy scuttled away - as black as night, woolly-headed, and shiny; he had crept up unknown to look with fearful eyes upon the wonderful white strangers.
In the grass-thatched barracks nearly two hundred woolly-headed man-eaters slept off the weariness of the day's toil, though several lifted their heads to listen to the curses of one who cursed the white man who never slept.
While I was busy arguing and persuading the woolly-headed cannibals to come and labor on the Queensland plantations Otoo kept watch.
Never mind the postage, but write every day, you dear darling," said the impetuous and woolly-headed, but generous and affectionate Miss Swartz; and the orphan little Laura Martin (who was just in round-hand), took her friend's hand and said, looking up in her face wistfully, "Amelia, when I write to you I shall call you Mamma.
The Tories must be laughing at the promise of decades of unfettered power courtesy of know-nothing union leaders, woolly-headed leftists and 35 blockhead Labour MPs who nominated him.
And I'm appalled at sneering commentators who had the gall to suggest those who rejected Labour are woolly-headed and stupid.
When he and Saeed embark upon their hike, Kalari's steadicam follows them until Saeed stumbles upon the brooding, woolly-headed Kambiz (Faraz Modiri) and his overprotective dad.
It should be at the discretion of the parents, and if they're too feckless to do anything about it, well, I'm sorry but we shouldn't all have our liberties curtailed by the selfishness of a few woolly-headed individuals.
There is also the extra time and money that this woolly-headed system would involve.
This crude social engineering is Left-wing thinking at its woolly-headed worst.
Arriving directly from Kabul via the red-eye flight from Dubai, I must have alarmed my corporate hosts with my woolly-headed, fully bearded, still dust-encrusted appearance.