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1. foolish

adjective. ['ˈfuːlɪʃ'] devoid of good sense or judgment.

Synonyms

  • unwise
  • wacky
  • misguided
  • asinine
  • ill-conceived
  • derisory
  • scatterbrained
  • unadvisable
  • inadvisable
  • cockamamie
  • cockeyed
  • goofy
  • zany
  • nonsensical
  • scatty
  • ludicrous
  • impolitic
  • fond
  • mindless
  • idiotic
  • rattlepated
  • unadvised
  • ridiculous
  • insane
  • mad
  • silly
  • cockamamy
  • whacky
  • absurd
  • inane
  • imprudent
  • sappy
  • rattlebrained
  • vacuous
  • preposterous
  • fatuous
  • ill-advised
  • harebrained

Antonyms

  • well-advised
  • wise
  • politic
  • advisable

Etymology

  • -ish (English)
  • -ish (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fool (English)
  • fol (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Foolish

  • kulish
  • ghoulish

Example sentences of the word foolish


1. Adjective
Better to double check and feel foolish than call a repairman and have a witness to it.

Quotes containing the word foolish


1. Vulnerability is the essence of romance. It's the art of being uncalculated, the willingness to look foolish, the courage to say, 'This is me, and I'm interested in you enough to show you my flaws with the hope that you may embrace me for all that I am but, more important, all that I am not.'
- Ashton Kutcher

2. Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage.
- Sydney J. Harris

3. You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm.
- Colette

2. pound-foolish

adjective. unwise in dealing with large sums.

Antonyms

  • provident

3. foolish

adjective. ['ˈfuːlɪʃ'] having or revealing stupidity.

Synonyms

  • stupid
  • gooselike
  • goosy
  • anserine
  • dopy
  • dopey
  • jerky

Antonyms

  • humorless
  • sane
  • right
  • serious

Etymology

  • -ish (English)
  • -ish (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fool (English)
  • fol (Middle English (1100-1500))
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