shallow-brained love



from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of no depth of intellect; empty-headed.

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

  • adjective Weak in intellect; foolish; empty-headed.


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  • While the speaker is describing his opponent as a "shallow-brained, slack-jawed liar, a bull ape of Mississippi politics, a big baboon cavorting like a fat pony on high cats," teeth are already sinking into fresh bread, thick slices of beef, and (the) incomparable sauce, the ladies are seeking glasses of lemonade from Uncle Si Curtis 'stand, and the men are passing out the corn liquor.

    Pat Willard: Politics and BBQ

  • I do not wonder for a moment that your equilibrium was disturbed by these shallow-brained women.


  • 'These shallow-brained fellows and some older ones that wear stars, that havn't head enough to cut loose from the Red-tape prejudice against us Volunteers, are a curse to the Army of the Potomac.

    Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals As Seen From the Ranks During a Campaign in the Army of the Potomac

  • The great men of the eighteenth century, however, devoted themselves almost exclusively to science; and the artists of the time were too insincere, too intent upon pleasing shallow-brained and frivolous courtiers, to produce much that was worth while.

    A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1.

  • And being somewhat shallow-brained, he was rather vain of his appearance, and was likely to snicker at other people if their clothes seemed to him the least bit odd.

    The Tale of Bobby Bobolink Tuck-me-In Tales

  • Nightingale, Tom Jones's friend, the shallow-brained view of connubial society which degrades the reality of marriage to exalt the form.

    Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 6 Sex in Relation to Society

  • Better be the Napoleon of bootblacks, or the Alexander of chimney-sweeps, let us say with Matthew Arnold, than a shallow-brained attorney who, like necessity, knows no law.

    Pushing to the Front

  • So also the young lady whose affections have been trifled with by one of those heartless fops who consider the breaking of hearts an enjoyable pastime, should not regret her experience as a loss, but rather regard it as a fortunate deliverance from a life of wretchedness certain to result to any woman who places her happiness in the keeping of one of those shallow-brained and heartless individuals.

    Plain facts for old and young : embracing the natural history and hygiene of organic life.

  • "Better that I should have the scorn of shallow-brained worldlings than that the blight on her life should continue," he said to himself.

    Run to Earth A Novel

  • "I knew I could do it; I knew I could get all I wanted to know out of this shallow-brained idiot," he said to himself, triumphantly.

    Charlotte's Inheritance


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