1 wood, woody, ligneous, xyloid:
The wooden cabinet for the kitchen is almost finished.
2 stiff, rigid, artificial, clumsy, stilted, unnatural, awkward, ungainly, spiritless, unanimated, dead, lifeless, dry, passionless, unimpassioned, impassive, vacant, empty, colourless, expressionless, deadpan:
The understudy gave a wooden performance as Uncle Vanya.
3 unintelligent, block-headed, stupid, dull, insensitive, slow-witted, dull-witted, obtuse, oafish, doltish, tiny-minded, dim-witted, dunderpated, Colloq thick, wooden-headed, knuckle-headed:
Clancy has some pretty wooden ideas about how to run a business.