[ sawft-hed-id, soft- ]
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  1. foolish; stupid.

Origin of soft-headed

First recorded in 1660–70

Other words from soft-headed

  • softhead, noun
  • soft-head·ed·ness, noun

Words Nearby soft-headed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use soft-headed in a sentence

  • There were actually tears in the bold woman's eyes, as the soft-headed and soft-hearted girl twined her arms about her neck.

    Our Mutual Friend | Charles Dickens
  • Finally, some soft-headed mayors, still believing that the Assembly needed only enlightenment, extemporised a melodramatic scene.

  • Well, guess different next time; for he's out there waitin' for me—the soft-headed Dutchman!

    Wide Courses | James Brendan Connolly
  • And a group of soft-headed fools had concurred, so that one now had to tolerate periodic days of idleness.

    The Weakling | Everett B. Cole
  • He lay on the floor, said he, and yelled for fatted calf; but there was no soft-headed parent to supply it.

    The Rough Road | William John Locke

British Dictionary definitions for soft-headed


  1. informal feeble-minded; stupid; simple

Derived forms of soft-headed

  • soft-headedness, noun

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