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or longheaded

[lawng-hed-id, long-] /ˈlɔŋˈhɛd ɪd, ˈlɒŋ-/
Anthropology, dolichocephalic.
of great discernment or foresight; farseeing or shrewd.
Origin of long-headed
Related forms
long-headedly, adverb
long-headedness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for long-headed
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  • Doubleday, long-headed and crafty, listened to all that was said.

    Laramie Holds the Range Frank H. Spearman
  • The fact was, however, that Fritz was a knowing and long-headed fellow.

  • "They are too old and long-headed for us to meddle with," said Addison.

    When Life Was Young C. A. Stephens
  • If guilt it were, was it not of a kind inexcusably cold-blooded and long-headed.

    Guy Deverell, v. 1 of 2 Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
  • She accomplished this result about one-half by long-headed buying, and one-half by her carefulness and her skill with the needle.

    One Way Out William Carleton
  • He was long-headed, with a short face patterned on the diamond.

    Warrior of the Dawn Howard Carleton Browne
  • The inhabitants of the British Isles are, on the whole, long-headed.

    Ancient Man in Britain Donald A. (Donald Alexander) Mackenzie
  • I am willing to give Parlmee the credit of a long-headed piece of work.

    Lefty Locke Pitcher-Manager Burt L. Standish
  • A new problem was thus presented: were the Aryans a brachycephalic (broad-headed) or a dolichocephalic (long-headed) people?

    Indian Myth and Legend Donald Alexander Mackenzie
  • The farm will go to the dogs now that long-headed farming-man is gone.

    The Making of William Edwards Mrs. G. Linnaeus Banks
British Dictionary definitions for long-headed


astute; shrewd; sagacious
Derived Forms
long-headedly, adverb
long-headedness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for long-headed

"discerning," c.1700, from long (adj.) + head (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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