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- adj. giddy; frivolous; foolish
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Giddy; frivolous; foolish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as feather-brained.
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However, Master Yee turned the tables on his feather-headed enemies and became even more successful and wealthy in Canton.
“You have trusted him too far,” said the other; “a feather-headed cox-comb, upon whose changeable mind and hot brain there is no making an abiding impression.”
These, of course, are precisely the stories that culminated in the myth of "let them eat cake," and that Coppola's Marie Antoinette -- whose opening scene shows a feather-headed Marie Antoinette saucily licking cake off her fingers -- so lamentably perpetuates.
I have a bad morality (Ich habe eine schlechte moralität) and I am feather-headed, but I am not a criminal.
A pound of feathers weighs as much as (and in some poise more than) a pound of lead, and the leaden-headed Squire and the feather-headed Madame swung always at opposite ends of the beam, until it broke between them.
But as I am a great fan of 'The Dick Van Dyke Show', seeing Carl Reiner in the role of Inspector House made qute an impression on a fair-headed yet feather-headed young boy.
The fragile-looking, feather-headed Tezwan rifleman sailed backward, toppling most of his squad behind him and pinning their weapons beneath a jumble of flailing limbs.
“I was beginning about my feather-headed boy,” the prince went on.
You are preparing to take such a step in life that it is only seemly for you to leave off being such a feather-headed boy.
I am often in disgrace for idleness, for laughing; but even as Miss Matthews grumbles at my feather-headed carelessness, I catch sight of something moving — a speck of sun perhaps on a picture, or the donkey drawing the mowing-machine across the lawn; or a sail that passes between the laurel leaves, so that I am never cast down.