wooden

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
wood•en /ˈwʊdən/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. made of wood:a large wooden crate.
  2. stiff, ungainly, or awkward:walking with slow, wooden steps.
  3. lacking life, spirit, or animation;
    dull;
    spiritless:gave a wooden answer to the question.
wood•en•ly, adv. 
wood•en•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
wood•en  (wŏŏdn),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. consisting or made of wood;
    wood:a wooden ship.
  2. stiff, ungainly, or awkward:a wooden gait.
  3. without spirit, animation, or awareness.
  4. dull or stupid.
  5. indicating the fifth event of a series, as a wedding anniversary.
wooden•ly, adv. 
wooden•ness, n. 
  • wood1 + -en2 1530–40
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged . expressionless, vacant, lifeless, impassive.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
wooden /ˈwʊdən/ adj
  1. made from or consisting of wood
  2. awkward or clumsy
  3. bereft of spirit or animation: a wooden expression
  4. obstinately unyielding: a wooden attitude
  5. mentally slow or dull
  6. not highly resonant: a wooden thud

ˈwoodenly adv
'wooden' also found in these entries:
Collocations: a wooden [spoon, chair, table, toy, case, pallet, boat, house], wooden [furniture, construction, utensils, floorboards], [walks, uses, gets around] with a wooden [cane, stick], more...

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