thickheaded

[ thik-hed-id ]
/ ˈθɪkˌhɛd ɪd /

adjective

(of a person) dull-witted; stupid.
(of an animal) having a thick head.

Nearby words

  1. thicken,
  2. thickener,
  3. thickening,
  4. thicket,
  5. thickhead,
  6. thickheadedly,
  7. thickie,
  8. thickleaf,
  9. thickly,
  10. thickness

Origin of thickheaded

First recorded in 1700–10; thick + headed

Related formsthick·head·ed·ly, adverbthick·head·ed·ness, noun

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for thickheaded

  • Nobody but such a thickheaded ass as I am would have gone on all this time without seeing how the game stood.

    Frank Fairlegh|Frank E. Smedley
  • For a' that, I've had thickheaded friends who've been grateful to me noo and then.

    The Coast of Adventure|Harold Bindloss
  • Has not he thickheaded ignorant boors; lazy, enslaved farmers, weedy lands?

    Past and Present|Thomas Carlyle