Definition of Woolly

1. Adjective. Having a fluffy character or appearance.

Exact synonyms: Flocculent, Wooly
Similar to: Soft
Derivative terms: Flocculate, Flocculate



2. Adjective. Confused and vague; used especially of thinking. "Woolly-headed ideas"

3. Adjective. Covered with dense often matted or curly hairs. "Woolly lambs"
Exact synonyms: Woolly-haired, Wooly, Wooly-haired
Similar to: Haired, Hairy, Hirsute
Derivative terms: Wool, Wool

4. Adjective. Covered with dense cottony hairs or hairlike filaments. "The woolly aphid has a lanate coat resembling cotton"
Exact synonyms: Lanate
Similar to: Haired, Hairy, Hirsute

Definition of Woolly

1. a. Consisting of wool; as, a woolly covering; a woolly fleece.

2. a. Consisting of wool; as, a woolly covering; a woolly fleece.

Definition of Woolly

1. Adjective. Made of wool. ¹

2. Adjective. Having a thick, soft texture, as if made of wool. ¹

3. Adjective. (figuratively) Of thinking, principles, etc, based on emotion rather than logic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Woolly

1. consisting of or resembling wool [adj -LIER, -LIEST] : WOOLLILY [adv] / a garment made of wool [n -LIES]

Medical Definition of Woolly

1. 1. Consisting of wool; as, a woolly covering; a woolly fleece. 2. Resembling wool; of the nature of wool. "My fleece of woolly hair." 3. Clothed with wool. "Woolly breeders." 4. Clothed with a fine, curly pubescence resembling wool. Woolly bear, the hairy larva of several species of bombycid moths. The most common species in the United States are the salt-marsh caterpillar (see under Salt), the black and red woolly bear, or larva of the Isabella moth, and the yellow woolly bear, or larva of the American ermine moth (Spilosoma Virginica). Woolly butt, an extinct rhinoceros (Rhinoceros tichorhinus) which inhabited the arctic regions, and was covered with a dense coat of woolly hair. It has been found frozen in the ice of Siberia, with the flesh and hair well preserved. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Woolly

wooliest
woolily
wooliness
woolinesses
woolled
woollen
woollens
woolless
woollier
woollies
woolliest
woollike
woollily
woolliness
woollinesses
woolly (current term)
woolly-bear
woolly-hair nevus
woolly-headed
woolly-headedness
woolly-minded
woolly-worm
woolly adelgid
woolly alder aphid
woolly aphid
woolly apple aphid
woolly back
woolly backs
woolly bear
woolly bear caterpillar

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