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eggheaded

egg·head·ed
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Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eg-hed-id]
    • /ˈɛgˌhɛd ɪd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eg-hed-id]
    • /ˈɛgˌhɛd ɪd/

Definitions of eggheaded word

  • adjective eggheaded of or befitting an egghead. 1
  • noun eggheaded (derogatory, informal) intellectual. 1

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Origin of eggheaded

First appearance:

before 1915
One of the 14% newest English words
First recorded in 1915-20; egghead + -ed3

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Eggheaded

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

eggheaded popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 39% 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.

eggheaded usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for eggheaded

adj eggheaded

  • brilliant — A brilliant person, idea, or performance is extremely clever or skilful.
  • sharp — having a thin cutting edge or a fine point; well-adapted for cutting or piercing: a sharp knife.
  • smart — having or showing quick intelligence or ready mental capability: a smart student.
  • acute — You can use acute to indicate that an undesirable situation or feeling is very severe or intense.
  • advanced — An advanced system, method, or design is modern and has been developed from an earlier version of the same thing.

Antonyms for eggheaded

adj eggheaded

  • stupid — lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.
  • unintelligent — deficient in intelligence; dull; stupid.
  • dreary — causing sadness or gloom.
  • somber — gloomily dark; shadowy; dimly lighted: a somber passageway.
  • cloudy — If it is cloudy, there are a lot of clouds in the sky.

adjective eggheaded

  • dulled — Simple past tense and past participle of dull.

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