much thinking marked
by blowsy vacuity
disregard of facts
For the Mencken Project
Adapted from the Minority Report by HL Mencken 1956
The line reads, “… and I sometimes suspect that it may be the main cause of the blowsy vacuity which marks so much of the so-called thinking of mankind. What ails that thinking, two times out of three, is simply its disregard of large categories of essential facts …”
Having a sloppy or unkempt appearance or aspect.
Lack of thought or intelligence; empty-headedness.
Put them together?
An unkempt lack of intelligence or a sloppy empty-headedness.