foolishly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.foolishly - without good sense or judgmentfoolishly - without good sense or judgment; "He acted foolishly when he agreed to come"
sagely, wisely - in a wise manner; "she acted wisely when she invited her parents"

foolishly

adverb unwisely, stupidly, mistakenly, absurdly, like a fool, idiotically, incautiously, imprudently, ill-advisedly, indiscreetly, short-sightedly, injudiciously, without due consideration He admitted he had acted foolishly.
Translations
بِغَباء، بِسَخافَه
pošetile
latterligt
fáránlega
nespametno

foolishly

[ˈfuːlɪʃlɪ] ADVtontamente, como un tonto
he saw me standing there, grinning foolishly at himme vio allí de pie, sonriéndole tontamente or como un tonto
to act foolishlyhacer el tonto
to behave foolishlyportarse como un tonto

foolishly

[ˈfuːlɪʃli] adv [act] → bêtement; [grin, laugh] → bêtement

foolishly

adv (= unwisely) behave, actunklug, töricht (geh); grindumm; saydummerweise; (introducing sentence) → unklugerweise, törichterweise (geh); you’re being foolishly romantic about itdeine romantische Einstellung dazu ist dumm

foolishly

[ˈfuːlɪʃlɪ] advstupidamente

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.
References in classic literature ?
let it never Be foolishly said That my room it is gloomy And narrow my bed; For man never slept In a different bed -- And, to sleep, you must slumber In just such a bed.
Her mother first perceived the alteration in the shape of Molly; and in order to hide it from her neighbours, she foolishly clothed her in that sack which Sophia had sent her; though, indeed, that young lady had little apprehension that the poor woman would have been weak enough to let any of her daughters wear it in that form.
I send you two grivenniks for the purchase of some tobacco or anything else that you need; but ,for the love of heaven, do not spend the money foolishly.
Each wanted to be first at drawing the water, and so they were in such a hurry that all let their pitchers fall into the well, and they stood very foolishly looking at one another, and did not know what to do, for none dared go home.
Now runneth she foolishly in the arid wilderness, and seeketh and seeketh the soft sward--mine old, wild wisdom!
Besides, he thought, perhaps, that in this business of whaling, courage was one of the great staple outfits of the ship, like her beef and her bread, and not to be foolishly wasted.
And then of course the antelopes--although they were too shy and timid to be rude to the Doctor like the lion--THEY pawed the ground, and smiled foolishly, and said they had never been nurses before.
A book which the Mohammedans foolishly believe to have been
I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.
He's very delicate, sir," I replied; "and scarcely likely to reach manhood: but this I can say, he does not resemble his father; and if Miss Catherine had the misfortune to marry him, he would not be beyond her control: unless she were extremely and foolishly indulgent.
All of us had an ample share of the treasure and used it wisely or foolishly, according to our natures.
those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.