or long·head·ed

[lawng-hed-id, long-]


Anthropology. dolichocephalic.
of great discernment or foresight; farseeing or shrewd.

Origin of long-headed

First recorded in 1690–1700
Related formslong-head·ed·ly, adverblong-head·ed·ness, noun
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astute; shrewd; sagacious
Derived Formslong-headedly, adverblong-headedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for long-headed

"discerning," c.1700, from long (adj.) + head (n.).

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