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[emp-tee-hed-id] /ˈɛmp tiˈhɛd ɪd/
lacking intelligence or knowledge; foolish; brainless.
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empty-headedness, noun Unabridged
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  • "An empty-headed man, or one who always doubts and argues, would be useless," he replied sharply.

    When the World Shook H. Rider Haggard
  • The most sanguine and empty-headed of mortals would never have looked for it in her.

    Theo Mrs. Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Miss Furnival, as they all thought, had not found him empty-headed.

    Orley Farm Anthony Trollope
  • We are not going to be merely a set of empty-headed, silly women with nothing to do.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • I repeat, she is an empty-headed doll—but since she's not going to be my doll I shall dismiss that feature from consideration.

    Destiny Charles Neville Buck
  • He was as silent and sagacious as Sarah was talkative and empty-headed.

    The Peace Egg and Other tales Juliana Horatia Ewing
  • She lives in the midst of a band of empty-headed men, who certainly have no particular regard for a woman's reputation.

    A Hungarian Nabob Maurus Jkai
  • Are you also going to consult that empty-headed King over yonder?

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
  • There is Eyre Lee, too; I don't much like the man, supercilious and empty-headed; still he's an unobjectionable alliance.

British Dictionary definitions for empty-headed


lacking intelligence or sense; frivolous
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