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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.
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The key to deferring things successfully is to have a good excuse at hand in case a matter unexpectedly does not fix itself but foolhardily persists and keeps staring in your face.
The letters begin in the 60s where Charlie's brattish ineptitude starts when he fails to knuckledown at Eton, and continues foolhardily into the 70s as he flunks an Army career.
It has foolhardily managed to instill fear in everyone, thus limiting its opportunities for alliances and making itself vulnerable to popular backlash.
Foolhardily, it behaves like a monopoly, even when it is not, and it has priced itself out of much of the European market.
Jonathan Walker, defending, said Sheraton was not inherently violent but reacted foolhardily to traumatic news.
Upon the tides of history has my race ever put forth, bravely, mayhap foolhardily, as my ancient Phoenician ancestors breasted the uncharted fabulous seas with trading barques, seeking those things which I, too, love.
Emotions ran high, and one of the regiment's soldiers foolhardily muttered that he was glad John Wilkes Booth had succeeded.