foolish

  • 1 foolish — 1 *simple, silly, fatuous, asinine Analogous words: idiotic, imbecilic, moronic (see corresponding nouns at FOOL) Contrasted words: intelligent, clever, quick witted, bright, smart 2 Foolish, silly, absurd, preposterous, as applied to a person,… …

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  • 2 Foolish — Fool ish, a. 1. Marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly; unwise. [1913 Webster] I am a very foolish fond old man. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Such as a fool would do;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Foolish — may refer to:* Foolish (album), Superchunk s fourth studio album * Foolish (song), the debut single by Ashanti * , a book of stories and poems by Ashanti * Foolish (Shawty Lo song)ee also* Foolishness …

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  • 4 Foolish — bezeichnet: Foolish (Lied), Lied der US amerikanischen Sängerin Ashanti Siehe auch: Foolish Wives (deutscher Titel: Törichte Frauen), US amerikanisches Filmdrama von Erich von Stroheim These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You), Jazz Lied von Harry… …

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  • 5 foolish — index fatuous, ill advised, impolitic, imprudent, inept (incompetent), irrational, ludicrous, lunatic …

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  • 6 foolish — (adj.) early 14c., from FOOL (Cf. fool) (n.) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Foolishly; foolishness. Old English words for this were dysig, stunt, dol …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 7 foolish — [adj] nonsensical, idiotic absurd, asinine, brainless, cockamamy*, crazy, daffy*, daft, dippy*, doltish*, dotty*, fantastic, fatuous, feebleminded*, half baked*, half witted*, harebrained*, ill advised, ill considered, imbecilic, imprudent,… …

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  • 8 foolish — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking good sense or judgement; silly or unwise. DERIVATIVES foolishly adverb foolishness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 foolish — [fo͞ol′ish] adj. [ME folish] 1. without good sense; silly; unwise 2. a) ridiculous; absurd b) abashed; embarrassed 3. Archaic humble SYN. ABSURD foolishly adv. foolishne …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 foolish — fool|ish [ˈfu:lıʃ] adj 1.) a foolish action, remark etc is stupid and shows that someone is not thinking sensibly = ↑silly ▪ I ve never heard anything so foolish in all my life. ▪ It would be foolish to ignore his advice. be foolish enough to do… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 foolish — foolishly, adv. foolishness, n. /fooh lish/, adj. 1. resulting from or showing a lack of sense; ill considered; unwise: a foolish action, a foolish speech. 2. lacking forethought or caution. 3. trifling, insignificant, or paltry. [1250 1300; ME… …

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  • 12 foolish — fool|ish [ fulıʃ ] adjective * 1. ) lacking good SENSE and judgment: a foolish mistake I did some stupid things when I was young and foolish. it is foolish to do something: It would be foolish to change your mind now. very/singularly/extremely… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 foolish */ — UK [ˈfuːlɪʃ] / US [ˈfulɪʃ] adjective 1) lacking good sense and judgment a foolish mistake I did some stupid things when I was young and foolish. it is foolish to do something: It would be foolish to change your mind now. very/singularly/extremely …

    English dictionary

  • 14 foolish — adjective 1 a foolish action, remark etc is stupid and shows that someone is not thinking sensibly: I ve never heard anything so foolish in all my life. | it is foolish (of sb) to do sth: It was foolish of them to expect the economy to recover so …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 foolish — adj. foolish to + inf. (it was foolish to take the test without preparation; he was foolish to try) * * * [ fuːlɪʃ] foolish to + inf. (it was foolish to take the test without preparation; he was foolish to try) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 foolish — [[t]fu͟ːlɪʃ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf If someone s behaviour or action is foolish, it is not sensible and shows a lack of good judgement. It would be foolish to raise hopes unnecessarily... It is foolish to risk skin cancer.… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 foolish — fool•ish [[t]ˈfu lɪʃ[/t]] adj. 1) resulting from or showing a lack of sense 2) lacking forethought or caution 3) insignificant or paltry • Etymology: 1250–1300 fool′ish•ly, adv. fool′ish•ness, n. syn: foolish, fatuous, inane imply weakness of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 foolish — /ˈfulɪʃ / (say foohlish) adjective 1. silly; without sense: a foolish person. 2. resulting from or evidencing folly; ill considered; unwise: a foolish action; foolish speech. 3. Obsolete trifling, insignificant, or paltry. –phrase 4. make someone …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 foolish — adjective a) lacking good sense or judgement; unwise Being foolish once in a while does not make one a foolish person. b) Resembling or characteristic of a fool. Syn: unwise …

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  • 20 foolish — See: PENNY WISE AND POUND FOOLISH …

    Dictionary of American idioms


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