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long·head·ed

also long-head·ed  (lông′hĕd′ĭd, lŏng′-)
adj.
1. Anthropology Dolichocephalic.
2. Foresighted; wise.

long-headed

adj
astute; shrewd; sagacious
ˌlong-ˈheadedly adv
ˌlong-ˈheadedness n

long′-head′ed

or long′head′ed,



adj.
1. having a relatively long head.
2. farseeing or shrewd.
[1690–1700]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.long-headed - having a dolichocephalic head
dolichocephalic, dolichocranial, dolichocranic - having a relatively long head with a cephalic index of under 75
References in classic literature ?
The part of the body most difficult to manage on such occasions was, no doubt, the head; here, as is so often the case in the world, long-headed people get through best.
Or on a Sunday afternoon, if I chanced to be at home, I heard the cronching of the snow made by the step of a long-headed farmer, who from far through the woods sought my house, to have a social "crack"; one of the few of his vocation who are "men on their farms"; who donned a frock instead of a professor's gown, and is as ready to extract the moral out of church or state as to haul a load of manure from his barn-yard.
There is no saying how many applicants for relief, under these last two heads, might have started up in all classes of society, if it had not been coupled with the workhouse; but the board were long-headed men, and had provided for this difficulty.