woolly-minded

woolly-minded

adj
showing a vague or muddled way of thinking
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Translations

woolly-minded

[ˈwʊlɪˈmaɪndɪd] ADJconfuso
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It repeated its "position for the review of our strategy, based on the new geopolitical facts." What would happen if we follow their woolly-minded ideas they never explain, because they deal in dreams rather than reality.
I SEE yet again that a remark by someone, that could be and usually is, deemed inappropriate by the woolly-minded do-gooder brigade, is given much publicity, and the vilification of that person that follows (by the aforementioned brigade) knows no limit.
It has also brought with it a new grouping, variously labelled as 'neo-greens', 'Anthropocene boosters', 'postmodern greens', 'new conservationists' or 'pragmatic environmentalists' who attack traditional environmentalists as woolly-minded misanthropic Romantics obsessed with mythically pure wilderness, embrace the idea of humans as de facto planetary managers, repudiate the notion of nature's fragility, support anthropocentrism and economic growth, and advocate partnerships with corporate capitalist institutions to maintain ecosystem services and human-managed landscapes so as to serve human aspirations.
"Our ill-conceived, disastrous, woolly-minded involvement in Iraq contributed to the conditions necessary for ISIS to thrive and we must shoulder some responsibility ourselves."
It is all a result of the woolly-minded liberalism that insinuated its way into the mainstream in the 1960s and 1970s, of course.
It's lengthy statement talks of 'common sense' - that woolly-minded notion used to justify anything that hasn't been rigorously thought through.
I'd like to start off by saying that I'm not a woolly-minded tree-hugging hippie, I am in fact a university-taught Particle Accelerator Engineer.
They resent this as the latest fad in political correctness, a liberal mission to troll for support from woolly-minded female voters.
But he told the conference: "Don't worry, I haven't suddenly become in my old age some kind of woolly-minded idealist."
I'm confused by the plethora of overpaid England footballers using draconian rulings made by overpaid woolly-minded judges to cover their tracks.
It is that there is a grown-up reaction to the scale of the humiliation, a ...counterpoint to the sickeningly woolly-minded euphoria which enveloped almost everyone connected with the English game Lawton include...when the Ashes were briefly gathered in...2005."
If discipline had not been eroded over the years by successive governments and the woolly-minded, politically-correct lot, then we might just have a decent society.