Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective informal very stupid; -- used of people or actions.

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  • adjective slang like a bonehead
  • adjective slang like something a bonehead would do

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

  • adjective (used informally) stupid

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Examples

  • He admitted this was what he called a boneheaded mistake.

    The Elephant Bar

  • Instead of writing in opposition to your nemesis, write in favor of your cause; instead of calling the boneheaded author's integrity into question, extol the virtues of those who oppose that person; instead of pointing out flaws in the author's logic, create a flawless argument of your own.

    Edward Muzio: The Power of Shutting Up in the Internet Age

  • Instead of writing in opposition to your nemesis, write in favor of your cause; instead of calling the boneheaded author's integrity into question, extol the virtues of those who oppose that person; instead of pointing out flaws in the author's logic, create a flawless argument of your own.

    Edward Muzio: The Power of Shutting Up in the Internet Age

  • I don't think anything he did with the man classifies as boneheaded or as palling around.

    New RNC Ad Hits Obama's Ties To Ayers

  • That defense tactic dredges up what Obama has called his boneheaded but innocent past ties to Rezko, a notorious fixer who was convicted of public corruption in 2008.

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  • That defense tactic dredges up what Obama has called his boneheaded but innocent past ties to Rezko, a notorious fixer who was convicted of public corruption in 2008.

    BackyardConservative

  • I mean when Senator Patty Murray calls the idea boneheaded you know you really shot yourself in the foot.

    Ladies Logic

  • RUTH MARCUS, BERWICK AND HER HUSBAND - Ruth Marcus finds Obama's recess appointment of Donald Berwick to be "boneheaded," "outrageous," "cynic [al]" and an abuse of the system.

    HUFFPOST HILL - JULY 9TH, 2010

  • But Larry Ceisler, a Philadelphia Democratic consultant, had called Obama's remarks "boneheaded" the Friday I posted them and quickly the adjective had become a campaign staple.

    Mayhill Fowler: Bittergate: the Untold Story Behind the Story that Rocked the Obama Campaign

  • Obama, who said he knew nothing of Rezko's criminal activities, called "boneheaded" his own decision to buy a house in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood in July 2005, on the same day Rezko's wife bought the vacant lot next door.

    Blagojevich's wife received tens of thousands from Antoin Rezko, prosecutors allege

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