foolhardiness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foolhardiness - the trait of giving little thought to dangerfoolhardiness - the trait of giving little thought to danger
unthoughtfulness, thoughtlessness - the trait of not thinking carefully before acting
adventurism - recklessness in politics or foreign affairs
brashness - the trait of being rash and hasty
desperation - desperate recklessness; "it was a policy of desperation"

foolhardiness

noun
Foolhardy boldness or disregard of danger:
Translations
تَهَوُّر، مُجازَفَه بِحَماقَه
šílená odvahaztřeštěnost
dumdristighed
fífldirfska
delicesine cesurluk

foolhardiness

[ˈfuːlˌhɑːdɪnɪs] Ntemeridad f

foolhardiness

[ˈfuːlhɑːrdɪnɪs] n (= recklessness) → imprudence f, témérité f

foolhardiness

foolhardiness

[ˈfuːlˌhɑːdɪnɪs] nimprudenza, avventatezza

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 ?
Of course I said I would go with my mother, and of course they all cried out at our foolhardiness, but even then not a man would go along with us.
How I cursed the cowardice of the neighbours; how I blamed my poor mother for her honesty and her greed, for her past foolhardiness and present weakness!
All this time Alan would not leave me though I often pressed him, and indeed his foolhardiness in staying was a common subject of outcry with the two or three friends that were let into the secret.
Coming from within as I did, I found myself behind the blacks, and, without waiting to even calculate their numbers or the foolhardiness of my venture, I charged swiftly across the chamber and fell upon them from the rear with my keen long-sword.
The foolhardiness or ignorance of her officers was a prolific theme for comment whilst she remained in sight, and efforts were made to signal her to reduce sail in the face of her danger.
The rest of the Trojans and their allies now followed the counsel of Polydamas but Asius, son of Hyrtacus, would not leave his horses and his esquire behind him; in his foolhardiness he took them on with him towards the ships, nor did he fail to come by his end in consequence.
But Minora was not to be appeased, and muttered something about seeing no fun in foolhardiness, which shows how alarmed she was, for it was rude.
I was reflecting on the foolhardiness of the average girl and remembering some other instances of the kind, when she came into view walking down the steep curve of the road.
While this nefarious aim has long been on the BJP's agenda, it is after the last Indian general election that Mr Modi and company gathered the confidence - some would say foolhardiness - to press ahead with it.
No one intends to become an addict and, for most, death was a long time coming, not the consequence of a night's foolhardiness. Their lives not just their deaths but a waste of human potential.
This is not bravery, it is not showing the bulldog spirit so frequently mentioned by the most reckless of Leavers, it is foolhardiness.
And how I thought I was going to get to the gym in the first week with the children still on holiday and me working has just proved my foolhardiness.