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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bohn-hed]
    • /ˈboʊnˌhɛd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [bohn-hed]
    • /ˈboʊnˌhɛd/

Definitions of boneheaded word

  • noun boneheaded a foolish or stupid person; blockhead. 1
  • adjective boneheaded being of, by, or for a stupid or unthinking person: a bonehead mistake. 1
  • adjective boneheaded (Slang) like a bonehead. 0
  • adjective boneheaded (Slang) like something a bonehead would do. 0

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Origin of boneheaded

First appearance:

before 1905
One of the 15% newest English words
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10; bone + head

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Parts of speech for Boneheaded


boneheaded popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 61% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for boneheaded

adj boneheaded

  • absurd — If you say that something is absurd, you are criticizing it because you think that it is ridiculous or that it does not make sense.
  • asinine — If you describe something or someone as asinine, you mean that they are very foolish.
  • brainless — If you describe someone or something as brainless, you mean that you think they are stupid.
  • dense — Something that is dense contains a lot of things or people in a small area.
  • dull — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.

Antonyms for boneheaded

adj boneheaded

  • aware — If you are aware of something, you know about it.
  • intelligent — having good understanding or a high mental capacity; quick to comprehend, as persons or animals: an intelligent student.
  • sensible — having, using, or showing good sense or sound judgment: a sensible young woman.
  • bright — A bright colour is strong and noticeable, and not dark.
  • keen — finely sharpened, as an edge; so shaped as to cut or pierce substances readily: a keen razor.

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