softheaded

adjective
soft·​head·​ed | \ ˈsȯf(t)-ˌhe-dəd How to pronounce softheaded (audio) \

Definition of softheaded

: having or indicative of a weak, unrealistic, or uncritical mind a softheaded belief

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Other Words from softheaded

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, "Sustainable investing could get a lot harder," 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of softheaded

1653, in the meaning defined above

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“Softheaded.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/softheaded. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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