softheaded


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soft·head·ed

 (sôft′hĕd′ĭd, sŏft′-)
adj.
Lacking judgment, realism, or firmness.

soft′head′ed·ly adv.
soft′head′ed·ness n.
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Adj.1.softheaded - foolish; totally unsound; "a crazy scheme"; "half-baked ideas"; "a screwball proposal without a prayer of working"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
impractical - not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters; "refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense"; "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work"; "an impractical solution"
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softheaded

adjective
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To Edie, even then, Krejcf-the-Tailor seemed softheaded and inefficient.
As an anti-Soviet socialist with roughly equal disdain for hardline Marxists and softheaded Western liberals, Bentley quite literally made enemies right and left--but mostly left.
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I also realize how "smart" we've become, how good at speaking the language of law and politics--and how afraid we are of appearing softheaded. If something can't be quantified and qualified, measured and priced, we can't talk about it.
Nowadays, anyone in the Jewish community who speaks out against Israel is almost automatically rewarded with a medal of bravery by the liberal and softheaded. Perhaps that is what Sand is so desperately seeking: redemption without struggle or self-examination.
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That loyalty requires each member to avoid raising controversial issues, questioning weak arguments, or calling a halt to softheaded thinking.
Vicar But I stopped going several years ago when the pulpit was taken over by a softheaded happy-clappy vicar.
It skewers marriage, entrepreneurship and manual labor only to reaffirm them in the final stretch, and in a way that doesn't feel especially bighearted (like Judge's toon series "King of the Hill"), just softheaded.
Call me a softheaded sentimentalist, but I was surprised at that attitude, a bit scandalized, in fact.
And like his colleague William Stanner, with whom Coombs co-authored a report in 1974 on the need to lift morale, instil a sense of purpose to overcome squalor, lack of power and enforce discipline, Coombs was no softheaded romantic.