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fool·proof

 (fo͞ol′pro͞of′)
adj.
1. Designed so as to be impervious to human incompetence, error, or misuse: a foolproof detonator; a foolproof safety lock.
2. Effective; infallible: a foolproof scheme.

foolproof

(ˈfuːlˌpruːf)
adj
1. proof against failure; infallible: a foolproof idea.
2. (esp of machines) proof against human misuse, error, etc

fool•proof

(ˈfulˌpruf)

adj.
1. involving no risk or harm, even when tampered with.
2. never-failing: a foolproof method.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.foolproof - proof against human misuse or error; "foolproof this appliance"
proof - make resistant (to harm); "proof the materials against shrinking in the dryer"
Adj.1.foolproof - not liable to failurefoolproof - not liable to failure; "a foolproof identification system"; "the unfailing sign of an amateur"; "an unfailing test"
infallible - incapable of failure or error; "an infallible antidote"; "an infallible memory"; "the Catholic Church considers the Pope infallible"; "no doctor is infallible"

foolproof

adjective infallible, certain, safe, guaranteed, never-failing, unassailable, sure-fire (informal), unbreakable The system is not 100 per cent foolproof.

foolproof

adjective
Designed so as to be impervious to human error or misuse:
Translations
لا يُخْطِئ، سَهْل فَهْمُه أو اسْتِعْماله
spolehlivý
idiotsikker
üzembiztos
pottòéttur
idiotsäker

foolproof

[ˈfuːlpruːf] ADJ [mechanism, scheme etc] → infalible

foolproof

[ˈfuːlpruːf] adj [plan, system] → infaillible

foolproof

adj (= infallible) method, system, testunfehlbar; (= idiot-proof) camera, recipenarrensicher, idiotensicher (inf)

foolproof

[ˈfuːlˌpruːf] adj (method, plan) → infallibile, sicurissimo/a; (machine) → facile da usare

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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