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1. Often Offensive Having hair that looks or feels like wool.
2. Vague or muddled: wooly-headed ideas.
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1. having hair of a woolly texture or appearance.
2. marked by fuzzy thinking; muddleheaded.
wool′ly-head′ed•ness, n.
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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"
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References in classic literature ?
"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." All which details, I have no doubt, JONES, who reads this book at his Club, will pronounce to be excessively foolish, trivial, twaddling, and ultra-sentimental.
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.
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.
Due to their physical proximity to the Middle East's conflict zones and political flash-points, to say nothing of their security vulnerabilities, these allies and partners of the US have a keen sense of perspective as opposed to the blinkered views of some Congress members and woolly-headed media liberals.
But we also have thousands of years of conditioning bred into us telling us that women are the weaker sex, and we have to look after them because they are woolly-headed poppets, who are hormonal and cannot be left to their own devices.
He even shocked his father's circle by putting out a list of foreign policy advisers for his campaign that included one of the war's woolly-headed architects, Paul Wolfowitz.
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.