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1. foolishness

noun. ['ˈfuːlɪʃnəs'] the trait of acting stupidly or rashly.

Synonyms

  • absurdity
  • injudiciousness
  • fatuity
  • silliness
  • folly
  • unwiseness
  • indiscretion
  • fatuousness
  • trait

Antonyms

  • irresoluteness
  • inactiveness
  • inattentiveness
  • trust

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • foolish (English)
  • -ish (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Foolishness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Example sentences of the word foolishness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Therefore the turtle was anthropomorphically deemed a wise old man, the opposite of youthful foolishness and impatience.

Quotes containing the word foolishness


1. First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity.
- George Bernard Shaw

2. Wisdom cannot be imparted. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to impart always sounds like foolishness to someone else ... Knowledge can be communicated, but not wisdom. One can find it, live it, do wonders through it, but one cannot communicate and teach it.
- Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

3. Conscious faith is freedom. Emotional faith is slavery. Mechanical faith is foolishness.
- G.I. Gurdjieff

2. foolishness

noun. ['ˈfuːlɪʃnəs'] a stupid mistake.

Synonyms

  • stupidity
  • betise
  • fault
  • error
  • folly
  • imbecility

Antonyms

  • seriousness
  • attentiveness
  • frivolity
  • discipline

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • foolish (English)
  • -ish (English)

3. foolishness

noun. ['ˈfuːlɪʃnəs'] the quality of being rash and foolish.

Synonyms

  • folly
  • madness
  • craziness

Antonyms

  • masculinity
  • folly
  • untrustworthiness
  • unthoughtfulness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • foolish (English)
  • -ish (English)
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