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wooden-headedness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being wooden-headed; stupidity.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • It is wooden-headedness, in my view, that permeates the "comprehensive, new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan" that the president announced yesterday.

    Welcome to Vietnam, Mr. President

  • Author Tuchman points succinctly to what flows from wooden-headedness:

    Welcome to Vietnam, Mr. President

  • One look at the national security advisers arrayed behind the president was enough to see wooden-headedness.

    Welcome to Vietnam, Mr. President

  • Tuchman pointed to 16th Century Philip II of Spain as a kind of Nobel laureate of wooden-headedness.

    Welcome to Vietnam, Mr. President

  • Hard as it is to believe that Bush has not learned from that repeated experience, it is at the same time possible to "misunderestimate" one's capacity for wooden-headedness, particularly with respect to someone with the psychological makeup of our president.

    Coleen Rowley: Dangers of a Cornered George Bush

  • A duty in that process is to keep well-informed, to heed information, to keep mind and judgment open and to resist the insidious spell of wooden-headedness.

    Balkinization

  • We are displacing that peculiar virtue which used to be admired as hard-headedness, and which was really only wooden-headedness, with intelligence, and also we are getting rid of mushy sentimentalism.

    My Life and Work

  • A hundred yards ahead of us Maga was talking and gesticulating furiously, evidently railing at Kagig's wooden-headedness or unbelief.

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • A hundred yards ahead of us Maga was talking and gesticulating furiously, evidently railing at Kagig's wooden-headedness or unbelief.

    The Eye of Zeitoon

  • We are displacing that peculiar virtue which used to be admired as hard-headedness, and which was really only wooden-headedness, with intelligence, and also we are getting rid of mushy sentimentalism.

    My Life and Work

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