from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Feather-headed; frivolous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as feather-brained.


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  • “Nay, say rather the feather-pated giddy madmen,” said


  • He himself knew how to wait, but did this modern young man, so feather-pated and scattery?

    Swan Song

  • For all their feather-pated vulgarity and they are damned vulgar, I must say -- they're marvellous people; they do take the rough with the smooth; they're all 'doing their bit,' you know, and facing this particularly beastly world.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • ` ` Nay, say rather the feather-pated giddy madmen, '' said Waldemar, ` ` who must be toying with follies when such business was in hand. ''


  • He liked the Colonel's service, because he had very little to do, and there were plenty of people in the house as idle and feather-pated as himself.

    The Gold that Glitters The Mistakes of Jenny Lavender

  • Look at our suite: our knights -- yea, our very grooms are picked for their comeliness; to wit that great feather-pated oaf of a Welshman, Owen Tudor there; while dames and demoiselles, tire-women and all, are as near akin as may be to Sir

    The Caged Lion

  • Urban returned a favorable answer, and with it a crown of peacock's feathers set in gold -- a more appropriate present than he intended for the feather-pated prince, who was then sixteen years of age, and who, having been knighted by his father, set off for Dublin, accompanied by a train of youths of his own age, whom the steadier heads of the good knight

    Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II

  • 'If the boy, your brother, expected me to find husbands and dowers for a couple of wild, penniless, feather-pated damsels-errant, he expected far too much.

    Two Penniless Princesses

  • "Grisell, Grisell, dost think I could turn to the feather-pated, dull-souled, fickle-hearted thing I know now Eleanor of Audley to be, instead of you?"

    Grisly Grisell

  • "Nay, say rather the feather-pated giddy madmen," said Waldemar, "who must be toying with follies when such business was in hand."

    Ivanhoe. A Romance


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