[ UK /wˈʊli/ ]
[ US /ˈwʊɫi/ ]
  1. confused and vague; used especially of thinking
    woolly thinking
    your addled little brain
    muddleheaded ideas
    woolly-headed ideas
  2. covered with dense often matted or curly hairs
    woolly lambs
  3. having a fluffy character or appearance
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How To Use wooly In A Sentence

  • Pumas roam these passes, hunting vast areas for grey fox, upland geese or guanacos, the wild and woolly relative of the llama. Globe and Mail
  • Two shrubs here are desert broom and burro bush, while wildflowers include desert honeysuckle, with long, tubular, brick-red flowers, and woolly feverfew, with white or greenish flowers.
  • Saber-toothed cats, mastodons, giant sloths, woolly rhinos, and many other big, shaggy mammals are widely thought to have died out around the end of the last ice age, some 10,500 years ago.
  • The wildflowers, many of which bloom in May, include waterleaf, wild ginger, red trillium, Jack-in-the-pulpit, smooth and woolly blue violet, Solomon's seal, false Solomon's seal, and enchanter's nightshade.
  • One of these species, the woolly rhino, is clearly shown in the cave paintings of early humans.
  • Sponge the woolly bits with neat washing-up liquid, suggests a reader who says her father used to deal with greenfly on his roses in this way.
  • Up to this contact with Price, and indeed for some time after, I had regarded group selection as so ill-defined, so woolly in the uses made by its proponents, and so generally powerless against selection at the individual and genic levels, that the idea might as well be omitted from the toolkit of a working evolutionist. David Sloan Wilson: Truth and Reconciliation for Group Selection XIII: Hamilton Speaks
  • woolly-headed ideas
  • As a self-confessed occasional HYS commenter on the BBC, it seems even their 'moderators' are tarnished by the bias and the 'house rules' are taken from their 'little labour book of creating wooly, abusable, and loopholed and rules and laws'. OPEN THREAD
  • These high elevation communities are naturally subject to increased atmospheric moisture, cooler temperatures, and higher winds, but also now suffer from the effects of acid rain deposition, which tend to be exacerbated in high elevation communities, and from the depredations of an introduced homopteran insect, the wooly adelgid (Adelges spp.). Appalachian-Blue Ridge forests
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