: made or consisting of wood
: lacking ease or flexibility : awkwardly stiff <a wooden speech> <a wooden performer>
— wood·en·ly adverb
— wood·en·ness \-dən-(n)əs\ noun
Examples of WOODEN
- The guest speaker was wooden and uninspiring.
- a movie with wooden dialogue
First Known Use of WOODEN
Related to WOODEN
- clumsy, gauche, graceless, inelegant, rough-hewn, rustic (also rustical), stiff, stilted, uncomfortable, uneasy, ungraceful, awkward
- graceful, suave, urbane
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