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Definition 1: devoid of good sense or judgment - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where foolish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • foolish remarks
  • a foolish decision

(foolish is similar to ...) showing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdom

"an unwise investor is soon impoverished"

(foolish is similar to ...) lacking sense or discretion

"his rattlebrained crackpot ideas" "how rattlepated I am! I've forgotten what I came for"

(foolish is similar to ...) poorly conceived or thought out

"an ill-conceived plan to take over the company"

(foolish is similar to ...) very foolish

"harebrained ideas" "took insane risks behind the wheel" "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains"

(foolish is similar to ...) absurd or silly because unlikely

"fond hopes of becoming President" "fond fancies"

(foolish is similar to ...) ludicrous, foolish

"wore a goofy hat" "a silly idea" "some wacky plan for selling more books"

(foolish is similar to ...) devoid of intelligence or thought

"a vacuous mind" "a vacant expression"

(foolish is similar to ...) so unreasonable as to invite derision

"the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework" "that's a cockeyed idea" "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer" "a contribution so small as to be laughable" "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion" "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history" "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"

(means also ...) not prudent or wise

"very imprudent of her mother to encourage her in such silly romantic ideas" "would be imprudent for a noneconomist to talk about the details of economic policy"

(means also ...) not politic

"an impolitic approach to a sensitive issue"

(means also ...) without careful prior deliberation or counsel

"ill-advised efforts" "it would be ill-advised to accept the offer" "took the unadvised measure of going public with the accusations"

(means also ...) not prudent or wise; not recommended

"running on the ice is inadvisable"

Definition 2: having or revealing stupidity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where foolish or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ridiculous anserine behavior
  • a dopey answer
  • a dopey kid
  • some fool idea about rewriting authors' books

Synonyms for foolish in the sense of this definition

(foolish is similar to ...) lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity

(foolish is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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