HyperDic: woolly

English > 4 senses of the word woolly:
ADJECTIVEallwoolly, flocculent, woolyhaving a fluffy character or appearance
allwoolly, addled, befuddled, muddled, muzzy, wooly, woolly-headed, wooly-mindedconfused / confused and vague
allwoolly, wooly, wooly-haired, woolly-hairedcovered with dense often matted or curly hairs
allwoolly, lanatecovered with dense cottony hairs or hairlike filaments
woolly > pronunciation
Soundswuh'liy
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English > woolly: 4 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving a fluffy character or appearance.
Synonymsflocculent, wooly
BroadersoftYielding readily to pressure or weight
Spanishlanar, lanoso, lanudo, lanuginoso
Catalanlanuginós, llanós, llanut
English > woolly: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningconfused / confused and vague; used especially of thinking.
Examples
  • "woolly thinking"
  • "woolly-headed ideas"
Synonymsaddled, befuddled, muddled, muzzy, wooly, woolly-headed, wooly-minded
Broaderconfusedmentally confused / confused
Catalanbeneit, confús, ximplet
English > woolly: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCovered with dense often matted or curly hairs.
Example"woolly lambs"
Synonymswooly, wooly-haired, woolly-haired
Broaderhairy, haired, hirsuteHaving or covered with hair
Spanishlanoso
Catalanllanós
Nounswoolouter coat of especially sheep and yaks
English > woolly: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningCovered with dense cottony hairs or hairlike filaments.
Example"the woolly aphid has a lanate coat resembling cotton"
Synonymlanate
Broaderhairy, haired, hirsuteHaving or covered with hair

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