Woolly is a word that is used to describe something that is fuzzy or soft. Woolly things can be difficult to see or understand, and they usually have a lot of sentimental value.

  • The woolly sweater is very soft and warm.

  • The woolly lamb is a cute and fuzzy animal.

Definition of woolly


confused and vague; used especially of thinking


addled, befuddled, muddled, muzzy, woolly-headed, wooly, wooly-minded


covered with dense often matted or curly hairs


woolly-haired, wooly, wooly-haired


having a fluffy character or appearance


flocculent, wooly


covered with dense cottony hairs or hairlike filaments



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Example Sentences for woolly

  • 1

    The wool arrived in from the sheep farms to the plant for wool scouring.

  • 2

    The dependent sheep typifies the wool trade.

  • 3

    The locals produce the silk, the wool and the cotton fabric themselves.

  • 4

    Sheep farming and the wool trade brought untold wealth to the area.

  • 5

    The import of wool exceeds the export.

  • 6

    The wool is coarse and is of carpet type.

  • 7

    The wool is used in rugs and carpet.

  • 8

    They are used for the production of mutton and wool.

  • 9

    The main artisan activity was the production of wool.

  • 10

    The town is at the centre of the wool producing area.