woolly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “woolly” in the English Dictionary

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(US also wooly) uk   us   /ˈwʊl.i/

woolly adjective (OF WOOL)

made of ​wool, or made of something that ​looks like ​wool: a woolly ​hat/​jumper

woolly adjective (NOT CLEAR)

mainly UK disapproving Woolly ​ideas and ​thinking are ​confused and not ​clear, and have not been ​consideredcarefully enough: It's the woolly ​thinking behind the ​book that I ​find so ​infuriating. I can't ​stand these woolly-​headed/-​mindedliberals!
noun [U] (US also wooliness) uk   us   /-nəs/

woollynoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈwʊl.i/ old-fashioned informal
a ​piece of ​clothing made from ​wool, ​especially a jumper
(Definition of woolly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “woolly”
in Chinese (Simplified) 羊毛的, 羊毛制的, 仿羊毛的…
in Turkish yünlü, yün gibi…
in Russian шерстяной…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羊毛的, 羊毛製的, 仿羊毛的…
in Polish wełniany…
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