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  • adjective Characterized by vague or confused thinking

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Examples

  • But Jones, aided by Gyllenhaal's detailed performance, keeps all the plates spinning fast enough that the rather woolly-minded climax doesn't undo the thrilling fun to be had leading up to it.

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  • Or was he impossibly selfish and naive, an idealist with too high an opinion of his own woolly-minded thoughts and too little respect for those of others?

    Paul Goodman: Recounting Forgotten Man on the Attack

  • In general, I think well-written gay villains represent a step forward, a move beyond the woolly-minded clichés of "positive" stereotyping which fetishizes (teh gayz are * soooo* fabulous, I must have one for my BFF!) or infantilises (teh gays are * sooooo* fabulous, with their sass and silliness and scorn for all solemnity!).

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  • Here in the UK, there's a lot of irreligious agnostics who basically dismiss all the miraculous stuff but nonetheless give credence to woolly-minded theism as long as it doesn't involve Jesus walking on water or making a jumbo jet vanish.

    Bukiet on Brooklyn Books

  • Sure, there's a new generation to entice - as the also recently reunited Suede have realised successfully - and no doubt a fair percentage of the Brixton crowd will be younger folks wondering who the hell might represent them, when the adults in their line of sight seem intent on exposing themselves as venal, self-serving liars, and their own peers' self-appointed spokespeople are woolly-minded, self-destructive druggies or cold-eyed, MBA-wielding careerists.

    Charlie Ivens: Where now for Resurrected Left-Pop Iconoclasts Pulp?

  • I am sure there are woolly-minded liberals around in the judiciary at all levels.

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  • EDITOR: What the well-meaning but woolly-minded souls and inveterate meddlers who have rather worryingly joined forces to poke their noses in the lives of the public cannot seem to fathom is that their plans are, in fact, likely to have the exact opposite effect to those they claim to seek.

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  • EDITOR: What the well-meaning but woolly-minded souls and inveterate meddlers who have rather worryingly joined forces to poke their noses in the lives of the public cannot seem to fathom is that their plans are, in fact, likely to have the exact opposite effect to those they claim to seek.

    Five-point plan for 'alcohol-free' childhood

  • Our woolly-minded liberal legislators, in a feeble attempt to placate and secure the ballot support of the 'abnormals' see no reason to deny them their wishes.

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

  • There will always be people for whom we as a community need to care for but our welfare system needs to be based on some level of judgment not just simple woolly-minded "compassion" for the "poor" (some of whome are poor only in the moral sense).

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

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