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foolish

fool·ish

foolish

 
 
pronunciation:
fu lihsh
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: lacking in good sense or judgment, or appearing to lack them; silly.
It was no surprise that he lost all his money as he'd always been foolish in that way.I was young and foolish then, and I made decisions that I regret now.She looked foolish with that plastic bag over her head.I'm not so foolish as to take a risk like that.
synonyms:
asinine, empty-headed, half-witted, idiotic, silly, witless
antonyms:
canny, levelheaded, sagacious, sensible, wise
similar words:
brainless, crackbrained, crazy, dimwitted, dizzy, fatuous, fool, imbecile, inept, irrational, mindless, puerile, senseless, stupid
definition 2: resulting from a lack of good sense or adequate knowledge.
He lost a lot of money making foolish investments.
synonyms:
ill-advised, ill-considered, imprudent, unwise
antonyms:
advisable, intelligent, sensible
similar words:
careless, fool, harebrained, impolitic, incautious, indiscreet, injudicious, mad, rash, ridiculous, shortsighted, stupid
definition 3: embarrassed.
A foolish grin came over his face as he realized his mistake.
synonyms:
abashed, embarrassed, sheepish
similar words:
mortified, self-conscious, silly, uncomfortable
derivations: foolishly (adv.), foolishness (n.)
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