wooden

[ wood-n ]
/ ˈwʊd n /

adjective

consisting or made of wood; wood: a wooden ship.
stiff, ungainly, or awkward: a wooden gait.
without spirit, animation, or awareness.
dull or stupid.
indicating the fifth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.

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Origin of wooden

First recorded in 1530–40; wood1 + -en2

SYNONYMS FOR wooden

OTHER WORDS FROM wooden

wood·en·ly, adverbwood·en·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for woodenly

wooden
/ (ˈwʊdən) /

adjective

verb

(tr) Australian slang to fell or kill (a person or animal)

Derived forms of wooden

woodenly, adverbwoodenness, noun
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