Definition of woolgathering in English:



  • Indulgence in aimless thought or dreamy imagining; absentmindedness.

    ‘he wanted to be free to indulge his woolgathering’
    • ‘Is the 19 March memo just a bit of wool-gathering by the WTO Secretariat?’
    • ‘Buddhism may be diluted by sloppy New Age enthusiasms, and most non-Buddhist artists may revel in the narcissism, intellectual wool-gathering, conflict, and violence that the religion abhors.’
    • ‘Carr talks loneliness, life, joy and personal politics, deliberately avoiding wool-gathering or the delivery of harsh homilies.’
    • ‘‘After her first success Alexandra went wool-gathering for some time and stopped working hard in the gym,’ she said.’
    daydreaming, dreaming, building castles in the air, building castles in spain, reverie, musing, abstraction, preoccupation, brown study, distraction, inattention
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