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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.
e-r/e-î sem er óskÿr/ruglingslegur


wooliness (US) [ˈwʊlɪnɪs] N
1. [of material, garment, sheep] → lanosidad f, lo lanoso
2. (= vagueness) [of ideas, thinking, essay] → vaguedad f, imprecisión f; [of person] → confusión f


, (US) wooliness
nWolligkeit f; (= softness also)Flauschigkeit f; (fig: of outline) → Verschwommenheit f; (pej, of mind, idea) → Verworrenheit f, → Wirrheit f


(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.
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