HyperDic: foolish

English > 2 senses of the word foolish:
ADJECTIVEallfoolishdevoid of good sense or judgment
allfoolish, anserine, dopy, dopey, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerkyhaving or revealing stupidity
foolish > pronunciation
Soundsfuw'lihsh
Rhymesabolish ... Yiddish: 161 rhymes with ihsh...
English > foolish: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningDevoid of good sense or judgment.
Examples
  • "foolish remarks"
  • "a foolish decision"
Narrowerabsurd, cockeyed, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculousincongruous
fondAbsurd or silly because unlikely
goofy, silly, wacky, whacky, zanyLudicrous, foolish
harebrained, insane, madVery foolish
ill-conceived, misguidedpoorly conceived or thought out
mindless, vacuousDevoid of intelligence
rattlebrained, rattlepated, scatterbrained, scattylacking sense or discretion
unwiseshowing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdom / wisdom / wisdom
See alsoill-advised, unadvisedWithout careful prior deliberation or counsel
impoliticnot politic
imprudentnot prudent or wise
inadvisable, unadvisablenot prudent or wise
OppositewiseHaving or prompted by wisdom / wisdom / wisdom or discernment
Spanishnecio, tonto
Nounsfoolishnessthe quality of being rash and foolish
Adverbsfoolishlywithout good sense or judgment
English > foolish: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving or revealing stupidity.
Synonymsanserine, dopy, dopey, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerky
Broaderstupidlacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishbobo, estúpido, ridículo, tonto
Catalanestúpid, ridícul, tonto
Nounsfoolishnessthe trait of acting stupidly or rashly

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