Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Thick headed; stupid; lacking penetration or discernment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (used informally) stupid

Etymologies

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Examples

  • "It is epitomized by a historian's statement about Philip II of Spain, the most wooden-headed of all sovereigns: 'No experience of the failure of his policy could shake his belief in its essential excellence.'"

    Europe's Leaders May Need History Lesson

  • And their war weapons were laid away by the sides of the lifeless bones that had wielded them — rusty old horse-pistols, derringers, pepper-boxes, five-barrelled fantastiques, Kentucky long riffles, muskets handled in trade by John Company and Hudson's Bay, shark-tooth swords, wooden stabbing-knives, arrows and spears bone-headed of the fish and the pig and of man, and spears and arrows wooden-headed and fire-hardened.

    SHIN-BONES

  • And while chivalry committed suicide over its ladies 'gloves, the stout, wooden-headed burghers, with an eye to the facts of life, dickered and bickered in trade.

    The Kempton-Wace Letters

  • I do not generally count myself among Spielberg's defenders -- there is something slick and hollow about many of his films -- but I've just seen Munich (as well as The War of the Worlds), and I have to say that, while I've come to expect that Wieseltier's discussions of both films and fiction will be obstinately wooden-headed, the willful incomprehension in this "review" seems particularly thick.

    The State of Criticism

  • Dear God, I hope this wooden-headed buffoon gets the GOP nomination.

    Romney Clarifies Shifting Views On Abortion -- Sort Of

  • That position is supported by 10% of the people and about 90% of the wooden-headed "experts" on the main-stream media, who never stop nodding their approval for more war, and saying things like "we can't leave now because that would enable the terrorists."

    First Muslim In Congress Snubs Bush, Meets With Big Labor Instead

  • Because, you wooden-headed moron, he was never asked about preparation at the debate.

    In Fundraising Letter, Obama Attacks Hillary For "Standing Behind Bush's Policy Of Non-Engagement"

  • Maybe I am just wooden-headed, but I still can find nothing in the statutes that requires minimization at all when the definition of “electronic surveillance” is not met.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Interesting Pieces on the New FISA Legislation:

  • He could envisage (at least in 1940) the British Empire evolving into ‘a federation of Socialist states, freed not so much from the British fl ag as from the money-lender, the dividend-drawer and the wooden-headed British of fi cial’ (12: 427).

    In the Picture: Orwell, India and the BBC

  • Especially the part about that damned wooden-headed dog.

    America's Report Card

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