Definitions for: Foolish


[adj] (informal) having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
[adj] devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"



Webster (1913) Definition: Fool"ish, a.
1. Marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding;
weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly;
unwise.

I am a very foolish fond old man. --Shak.

2. Such as a fool would do; proceeding from weakness of mind
or silliness; exhibiting a want of judgment or discretion;
as, a foolish act.

3. Absurd; ridiculous; despicable; contemptible.

A foolish figure he must make. --Prior.

Syn: Absurd; shallow; shallow-brained; brainless; simple;
irrational; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet; incautious;
silly; ridiculous; vain; trifling; contemptible. See
Absurd.

Synonyms: absurd, anserine, asinine, cockamamie, cockamamy, derisory, dopey, dopy, fatuous, fond, fool(a), goofy, gooselike, goosey, goosy, harebrained, ill-conceived, inane, insane, laughable, ludicrous, mad, mindless, misguided, nonsensical, preposterous, rattlebrained, rattlepated, ridiculous, sappy, scatterbrained, scatty, silly, stupid, unreasonable, unwise, vacuous, wacky, whacky, zany

Antonyms: wise

See Also: ill-advised, impolitic, imprudent, inadvisable, unadvisable, unadvised

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