from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of weak mind; silly.

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

  • adjective Shallow-brained.


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  • He is a trouble-maker, a disturber of the public peace, a shallow-pated demagogue —


  • That's what shallow-pated gullible morons always do!

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • A flashy, plausible, shallow-pated, carpet-bagger, -- that is what all the world knows of him.

    The Beetle

  • A shallow-pated fellow, who had probably figured personally in the outrages of that period, in talking to me on the subject, thus described it, -- "he bolted off in a funk to Quebec;" and doubtless hundreds of others, as shallow-pated as himself, had been made to believe such was the case, and vituperation being the easiest of all ignoble occupations, they had probably done their best to circulate the paltry slander.

    Lands of the Slave and the Free Cuba, the United States, and Canada

  • It was here we lost our old friend, Jim George, the shallow-pated wit -- the man who found us the flour on the Potomac, and who floundered about in the river "for three hours," as he said, on that bitter cold night at Yorktown.

    History of Kershaw's Brigade

  • Used by a blundering, shallow-pated empiric it may be worse than useless -- may do, as in many cases it has done, incalculable mischief to a patient.

    The Opium Habit

  • If he had succumbed to such a shallow-pated, bold, common girl, I felt contempt for him, and this contempt was deepened when I realized that he might be trifling with her.

    How to Cook Husbands

  • Perhaps the severest thing he ever said was an impromptu on a shallow-pated student who was unfolding a scheme for flying to the moon: --

    The International Monthly, Volume 3, No. 1, April, 1851

  • The goose is silly and shallow-pated; yet what dignity and impressiveness in her migrating wild clans driving in ordered ranks across the spring or autumnal skies, linking the Chesapeake Bay and the Canadian Lakes in one flight!

    My Boyhood

  • You are, when all is done, not even detestable, not even a worthy peg whereon to hang denunciatory sonnets, you shallow-pated pretty creatures whom poets -- oh, and in youth all men are poets!

    The Line of Love Dizain des Mariages


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