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adj. & n.
Variant of woolly.


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.wooly - having a fluffy character or appearance
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
2.wooly - confused and vaguewooly - 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.wooly - 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"
References in classic literature ?
Oh those are wooly coats belonging to the little lambs at Skelghyl.
Most importantly, future surveys should pay equal attention to the other species of flying squirrel, to allow progress on the vexing issue of the confidence level appropriate to indirect records (signs and local reports) attributed to wooly flying squirrel.
I have noticed white, wooly growths on old branches of my apple tree.
A: It sounds like you have two enemies: vines and probably the hemlock wooly adelgid.