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fool·ish

 (fo͞o′lĭsh)
adj.
1. Lacking or exhibiting a lack of good sense or judgment; silly: a foolish boy; a foolish purchase.
2. Capable of arousing laughter; absurd or ridiculous: a foolish grin.
3. Embarrassed; abashed: I feel foolish telling you this.
4. Insignificant; trivial: foolish little knickknacks.

fool′ish·ly adv.
fool′ish·ness n.
Synonyms: foolish, absurd, fatuous, ludicrous, preposterous, ridiculous, silly
These adjectives are applied to people or things that show an absence of good judgment or common sense: a foolish expenditure of energy; an absurd idea that is bound to fail; fatuous optimism that does not take the real problem into account; dismissed her ludicrous criticism; a preposterous excuse that no one believed; offered a ridiculous explanation for his tardiness; a silly argument.

foolish

(ˈfuːlɪʃ)
adj
1. unwise; silly
2. resulting from folly or stupidity
3. ridiculous or absurd; not worthy of consideration
4. weak-minded; simple
5. an archaic word for insignificant
ˈfoolishly adv
ˈfoolishness n

fool•ish

(ˈfu lɪʃ)

adj.
1. resulting from or showing a lack of sense.
2. lacking forethought or caution.
3. insignificant or paltry.
[1250–1300]
fool′ish•ly, adv.
fool′ish•ness, n.
syn: foolish, fatuous, inane imply weakness of intellect and lack of judgment. foolish implies lack of common sense or good judgment or, sometimes, weakness of mind: a foolish decision; a foolish child. fatuous implies being not only foolish, dull, and vacant in mind, but complacent and highly self-satisfied as well: a fatuous grin. inane suggests a lack of content, meaning, or purpose: inane conversation about the weather.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
inadvisable, unadvisable - not prudent or wise; not recommended; "running on the ice is inadvisable"
ill-advised, unadvised - without careful prior deliberation or counsel; "ill-advised efforts"; "it would be ill-advised to accept the offer"; "took the unadvised measure of going public with the accusations"
impolitic - not politic; "an impolitic approach to a sensitive issue"
imprudent - not prudent or wise; "very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas"; "would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"- A.M.Schlesinger
wise - having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment"
2.foolish - having or revealing stupidityfoolish - having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
stupid - lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

foolish

adjective
2. silly, stupid, mad, daft (informal), simple, weak, crazy, ridiculous, dumb (informal), ludicrous, senseless, barmy (slang), potty (Brit. informal), goofy (informal), idiotic, half-baked (informal), dotty (slang), inane, fatuous, loopy (informal), witless, crackpot (informal), moronic, brainless, half-witted, imbecilic, off your head (informal), braindead (informal), harebrained, as daft as a brush (informal, chiefly Brit.), dumb-ass (slang), doltish How foolish I was not to have seen my doctor earlier.

foolish

adjective
1. Displaying a complete lack of forethought and good sense:
Translations
أَحْمَقسَخيفغَبي
nerozumnýpitomýpošetilýsměšný
tåbeliglatterlig
typerä
budalast
fáránlegurheimskulegur
ばかな
어리석은
nespameten
fånig
โง่
ngớ ngẩn

foolish

[ˈfuːlɪʃ] ADJ
1. (= unwise, foolhardy) [person] → insensato; [mistake] → estúpido, tonto; [decision] → imprudente
he will be remembered as a foolish manse le recordará como un insensato
don't be foolishno seas tonto
I was foolish but I won't resignhice una tontería pero no voy a dimitir
it would be foolish to believe himsería una tontería or una estupidez creerle
don't do anything foolishno hagas ninguna tontería or insensatez
it was foolish of him to do thatfue una tontería por su parte hacer eso
it would be foolish of him to resignsería una tontería que dimitiese
to do something foolishhacer una tontería or insensatez
what a foolish thing to do!¡hacer eso fue una tontería!
2. (= ridiculous, laughable) [person, question] → estúpido, tonto
to feel foolishsentirse ridículo, sentirse idiota
to look foolishhacer el ridículo, quedar como un idiota
to make sb look foolishdejar a algn en ridículo

foolish

[ˈfuːlɪʃ] adj
[person] → bête
to look foolish → avoir l'air bête
(= rash) [behaviour] → imprudent(e)

foolish

adj person, decision, statement, action, mistakedumm, töricht (geh); questiondumm, blöd (inf); he said his action had been foolisher sagte, dass er sich dumm verhalten or eine Dummheit gemacht hatte; don’t do anything foolishmach keinen Unsinn; she had done something foolishsie hatte eine Dummheit gemacht; what a foolish thing to dowie kann man nur so dumm sein or so etwas Dummes tun; to feel foolishsich (dat)dumm or lächerlich vorkommen; to look foolishdumm aussehen, sich lächerlich machen; he’s afraid of looking foolisher will sich nicht lächerlich machen or sich nicht blamieren; to make somebody look foolishjdn blamieren; it made him look foolishdadurch hat er sich blamiert

foolish

[ˈfuːlɪʃ] adj (senseless) → sciocco/a, stupido/a, insensato/a; (ridiculous) → ridicolo/a, assurdo/a; (unwise) → imprudente
that was very foolish of you → è stato molto sciocco da parte tua

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.

foolish

أَحْمَق pitomý tåbelig blöd κουτός bobo typerä bête budalast sciocco ばかな 어리석은 dwaas fjollet głupi tolo глупый fånig โง่ saf ngớ ngẩn 愚蠢的
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As the only endowments with which Nature had gifted Lady Crawley were those of pink cheeks and a white skin, and as she had no sort of character, nor talents, nor opinions, nor occupations, nor amusements, nor that vigour of soul and ferocity of temper which often falls to the lot of entirely foolish women, her hold upon Sir Pitt's affections was not very great.
For the cool fresh dew will render thee far More lovely and sweet than the brightest star; They were made for Heaven, and can never come to shine Like the fire-fly thou hast in that foolish breast of thine.
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Foolish is my happiness, and foolish things will it speak: it is still too young--so have patience with it!
Tell them it would be foolish for me to eat the piglet, because I had sense enough to know it would raise a row if I did.
It is only my foolish fancy, mama,' said Kate, forcing a smile.
You dare to tell me openly that you will abuse your position, that you will keep me bound a servant to the cause, because of this foolish fancy of yours?
Just as they were expiring, they exclaimed, "O foolish creatures that we are, for the sake of a little pleasure we have destroyed ourselves.
To represent me as viewing AMERICA with ill- nature, coldness, or animosity, is merely to do a very foolish thing: which is always a very easy one.
Then he lay back in his chair and sang a foolish song that did not seem to the General to mean anything, although he listened carefully.