wooly


wooly
adjective
1. confused and vague; used especially of thinking
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muddleheaded ideas

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your addled little brain

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woolly thinking

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woolly-headed ideas

Syn:
Similar to: ↑confused
2. having a fluffy character or appearance
Syn: ↑flocculent, ↑woolly
Similar to: ↑soft
Derivationally related forms: ↑flocculate (for: ↑flocculent)
3. covered with dense often matted or curly hairs
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woolly lambs

Syn: ↑woolly, ↑wooly-haired, ↑woolly-haired
Similar to: ↑hairy, ↑haired, ↑hirsute
Derivationally related forms: ↑wool (for: ↑woolly), ↑wool

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • wooly — also woolly, 1570s, resembling or made of wool, from WOOL (Cf. wool) + Y (Cf. y) (2). Meaning barbarous, rude is recorded 1891, from wild and wooly (1884) applied to the U.S. western frontier, perhaps in reference to range steers or to unkempt… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Wooly — Wooly, so v.w. Wooli …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • wooly — [wool′ē] adj. woolier, wooliest WOOLLY n. pl. woolies wooliness n …   English World dictionary

  • wooly — 1. adjective a) Made of wool. wooly hair b) Having a thick, soft texture, as if made of wool. Thats the sort of wooly thinking that causes wars to start. 2. noun Someone not born in …   Wiktionary

  • wooly — I. adjective see woolly I II. noun see woolly II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wooly — wooliness, n. /wool ee/, adj., woolier, wooliest, n., pl. woolies. woolly. * * * …   Universalium

  • wooly — wool|y [ wuli ] adjective 1. ) made of or feeling like wool 2. ) confused and not clear …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wooly — adj. of wool, woolen; wool like; unclear …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wooly — UK [ˈwʊlɪ] / US the American spelling of woolly I …   English dictionary

  • wooly — [ˈwʊli] the American spelling of woolly …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English


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