woolly

[wool-ee]
adjective, woollier, woolliest.
1.
consisting of wool: a woolly fleece.
2.
resembling wool in texture or appearance: woolly hair.
3.
clothed or covered with wool or something resembling it: a woolly caterpillar.
4.
Botany. covered with a pubescence of long, soft hairs resembling wool.
5.
like the rough, vigorous atmosphere of the early West in America: wild and woolly.
6.
fuzzy; unclear; disorganized: woolly thinking.
noun, plural woollies.
7.
Western U.S. a wool-bearing animal; sheep.
8.
Usually, woollies. a knitted undergarment of wool or other fiber.
9.
any woolen garment, as a sweater.
10.
Dialect. a dust ball.
Also, wooly.


Origin:
1580–90; wool + -y1

woolliness, noun


10. See dust ball.
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woolly or wooly (ˈwʊlɪ)
 
adj , sometimes (US) woollier, woolliest, woolier, wooliest
1.  consisting of, resembling, or having the nature of wool
2.  covered or clothed in wool or something resembling it
3.  lacking clarity or substance: woolly thinking
4.  botany covered with long soft whitish hairs: woolly stems
5.  (US) recalling the rough and lawless period of the early West of America (esp in the phrase wild and woolly)
 
n , woollier, woolliest, woolier, wooliest, woollies, woolies
6.  (often plural) a garment, such as a sweater, made of wool or something similar
7.  (Western US), (Austral) (usually plural) an informal word for sheep
 
wooly or wooly
 
adj
 
n
 
'woollily or wooly
 
adv
 
'woolliness or wooly
 
n

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Example sentences
He doesn't attempt to camouflage it under gentler, kinder, woolly-minded language.
But poodles, what with those lovely woolly coats, are also particularly
  vulnerable to hot weather.
He's not attacking vegans, he's attacking woolly thinking.
The spines of cholla glow, their prickly malice deceptively rendered as a
  benign woolly aura.
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