wooden
adjective Date: 1538 1. made or consisting of wood 2. lacking ease or flexibility ; awkwardly stiff <
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woodenly adverbwoodenness noun

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  • wooden — [adj1] made of timber board, clapboard, frame, ligneous, log, peg, plant, slab, timber, timbered, woody; concept 485 wooden [adj2] stiff, inflexible awkward, bumbling, clumsy, gauche, gawky, graceless, heavy, heavy handed, inelegant, inept,… …   New thesaurus

  • wooden — index rigid Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wooden — 1530s, from WOOD (Cf. wood) (n.) + EN (Cf. en) (2). Figurative use by 1560s. Related: Woodenly; woodenness …   Etymology dictionary

  • wooden — *stiff, rigid, inflexible, tense, stark Analogous words: *firm, hard, solid: *heavy, weighty, ponderous: clumsy, *awkward Contrasted words: pliant, pliable, *plastic: *supple, limber …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • wooden — ► ADJECTIVE 1) made of wood. 2) resembling or characteristic of wood. 3) stiff and awkward. DERIVATIVES woodenly adverb woodenness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • wooden — [wood′ n] adj. 1. made of or consisting of wood 2. stiff, lifeless, expressionless, etc., as if made of wood 3. dull; insensitive woodenly adv. woodenness n …   English World dictionary

  • Wooden — John Wooden John Robert Wooden (* 14. Oktober 1910 in Martinsville, Indiana) ist ein ehemaliger US amerikanischer Basketballspieler und trainer. Als Headcoach der UCLA Basketballmannschaft gewann er zehn NCAA Meisterschaften. Er wurde als Spieler …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • wooden — adj. 1 made of wood. 2 like wood. 3 a stiff, clumsy, or stilted; without animation or flexibility (wooden movements; a wooden performance). b expressionless (a wooden stare). Phrases and idioms: wooden head colloq. a stupid person. wooden headed… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wooden — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Astronomie (17241) Wooden, astéroïde. Patronyme Wooden est un nom de famille notamment porté par : Earl Wooden, décorateur américain ; John… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • wooden — wood|en [ wudn ] adjective *** 1. ) usually before noun made of wood: a wooden box/floor/chair 2. ) an actor who is wooden does not express enough emotion in their performance: his wooden delivery of the lines a ) a dancer who is wooden moves in… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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