Meaning of woolly-headed in English:



  • Vague or confused in character or expression.

    ‘a woolly-headed idealist’
    • ‘These claims have been based on false hopes and expectations that have been built up by woolly-headed lawmakers.’
    • ‘This is yet another case of dippy woolly-headed liberal thinking.’
    • ‘They are fuelled by idealistic, woolly-headed, utopian notions of equality.’
    • ‘It is woolly-headed to suppose that Liverpool, in debilitating form, could suddenly be converted to flamboyance and virtuosity.’
    • ‘His work has always struck me as a fusion of woolly-headed theology, half-digested evolutionary biology, and just plain bad, even ugly writing.’
    • ‘There's something faintly disconcerting about watching a former financial guru revert to the language of a woolly-headed students' union rally.’
    • ‘Prominent right-wing pundits like to portray the above interventions as woolly-headed meddling by decadent, smug millionaires.’
    • ‘Mid-afternoon champagne left me suitably woolly-headed and struggling with my emails well before six.’
    • ‘His fond daydream shows that he is perfectly capable of the woollyheaded nonsense he decries in others.’
    • ‘His slow, strongly accented speech, when he is speaking in English, adds to the woolly headed professor image.’
    • ‘This sort of woolly headed thinking that believes only left-leaning intellectuals know what's best for us belongs back in the Dark Ages.’
    • ‘That question sounds a bit woolly headed to me.’
    • ‘I don't know what you're like when you haven't had a day off in three weeks but I get a bit woolly headed and unable to commit to basic chores.’
    • ‘This probably sounds woolly headed, but they're actually all winners to some degree.’
    confused, muddled, addled, bewildered, disoriented, disorientated, all at sea, mixed up, fazed, perplexed, stunned, dazed, dizzy, stupefied, groggy, foggy, fuzzy, fuddled, benumbed, numbed, numb, vague