Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having hair that looks or feels like wool.
  • adjective Vague or muddled.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Woolly-haired or ulotrichous, as a person.

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  • adjective of a person Illogical, irrational.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective confused and vague; used especially of thinking

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Examples

  • Soon, in-the-trenches anti-poverty practitioners with long experience, community-based organizations close to their clients, market-based programs with real revenues and real customers, and experimental, innovative initiatives with great promise may be written off as woolly-headed, undisciplined or unscalable simply because they are un-evaluated.

    Jonathan Lewis: Social Impact Evaluation: Useful? Utopian? (Part 1 of 4)

  • While I was busy arguing and persuading the woolly-headed cannibals to come and labor on the Queensland plantations Otoo kept watch.

    THE HEATHEN

  • Soon, in-the-trenches anti-poverty practitioners with long experience, community-based organizations close to their clients, market-based programs with real revenues and real customers, and experimental, innovative initiatives with great promise may be written off as woolly-headed, undisciplined or unscalable simply because they are un-evaluated.

    Jonathan Lewis: Social Impact Evaluation: Useful? Utopian? (Part 1 of 4)

  • In the grass-thatched barracks nearly two hundred woolly-headed man-eaters slept off the weariness of the day's toil, though several lifted their heads to listen to the curses of one who cursed the white man who never slept.

    Chapter 1

  • While I was busy arguing and persuading the woolly-headed cannibals to come and labor on the Queensland plantations Otoo kept watch.

    THE HEATHEN

  • Soon, in-the-trenches anti-poverty practitioners with long experience, community-based organizations close to their clients, market-based programs with real revenues and real customers, and experimental, innovative initiatives with great promise may be written off as woolly-headed, undisciplined or unscalable simply because they are un-evaluated.

    Jonathan Lewis: Social Impact Evaluation: Useful? Utopian? (Part 1 of 4)

  • Soon, in-the-trenches anti-poverty practitioners with long experience, community-based organizations close to their clients, market-based programs with real revenues and real customers, and experimental, innovative initiatives with great promise may be written off as woolly-headed, undisciplined or unscalable simply because they are un-evaluated.

    Jonathan Lewis: Social Impact Evaluation: Useful? Utopian? (Part 1 of 4)

  • While I was busy arguing and persuading the woolly-headed cannibals to come and labor on the Queensland plantations Otoo kept watch.

    THE HEATHEN

  • If the President turns out to be right — and let's hope he is — a century's worth of woolly-headed liberal dreamers will be vindicated.

    More Neo-Nonsense - Swampland - TIME.com

  • It was the reason that 90 percent of my woolly-headed generation, when asked what they wanted to be, would answer at some point, “Marine biologist.”

    Kook

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