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fool·har·dy

 (fo͞ol′här′dē)
adj. fool·har·di·er, fool·har·di·est
Unwisely bold or venturesome; rash. See Synonyms at reckless.

[Middle English folhardi, from Old French fol hardi : fol, fool; see fool + hardi, bold; see hardy1.]

fool′har′di·ly adv.
fool′har′di·ness n.

foolhardy

(ˈfuːlˌhɑːdɪ)
adj, -hardier or -hardiest
heedlessly rash or adventurous
[C13: from Old French fol hardi, from fol foolish + hardi bold]
ˈfoolˌhardily adv
ˈfoolˌhardiness n

fool•har•dy

(ˈfulˌhɑr di)

adj. -di•er, -di•est.
recklessly or thoughtlessly bold.
[1175–1225; Middle English folhardy < Old French fol hardi. See fool1, hardy]
fool′har`di•ly, adv.
fool′har`di•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foolhardy - marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences; "foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless driver"; "a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest"
bold - fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"

foolhardy

foolhardy

adjective
Translations
مُتَهَوِّر، يُجازِف بِحَماقَه
šíleně odvážnýztřeštěný
dumdristig
fífldjarfur
delicesine cesur

foolhardy

[ˈfuːlˌhɑːdɪ] ADJ (= rash) → temerario

foolhardy

[ˈfuːlhɑːrdi] adj (= reckless) → téméraire, imprudent(e)

foolhardy

adjtollkühn

foolhardy

[ˈfuːlˌhɑːdɪ] adj (rash) → avventato/a, imprudente

fool

(fuːl) noun
a person without sense or intelligence. He is such a fool he never knows what to do.
verb
1. to deceive. She completely fooled me with her story.
2. (often with about or around) to act like a fool or playfully. Stop fooling about!
ˈfoolish adjective
1. having no sense. He is a foolish young man.
2. ridiculous. He looked very foolish.
ˈfoolishly adverb
ˈfoolishness noun
ˈfoolhardy adjective
taking foolish risks; rash. He made a foolhardy attempt to climb the mountain in winter.
ˈfoolhardiness noun
ˈfoolproof adjective
unable to go wrong. His new plan seems completely foolproof.
make a fool of
to make (someone) appear ridiculous or stupid. He made a real fool of her by promising to marry her and then leaving her when he had spent all her money.
make a fool of oneself
to act in such a way that people consider one ridiculous or stupid. She made a fool of herself at the party.
play the fool
to act in a foolish manner, especially with the intention of amusing other people. He always played the fool when the teacher left the classroom.
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