softheaded

adjective

soft·​head·​ed ˈsȯf(t)-ˌhe-dəd How to pronounce softheaded (audio)
: having or indicative of a weak, unrealistic, or uncritical mind
a softheaded belief
softheadedly adverb
softheadedness noun

Examples of softheaded in a Sentence

serious scientists who regard UFO followers as softheaded and gullible
Recent Examples on the Web Investment managers haven’t become softheaded do-gooders. Liz Weston, Star Tribune, 2 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1653, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of softheaded was in 1653

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“Softheaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/softheaded. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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