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Definition of "foolish" []

  • Lacking or exhibiting a lack of good sense or judgment; silly: foolish remarks. (adjective)
  • Resulting from stupidity or misinformation; unwise: a foolish decision. (adjective)
  • Arousing laughter; absurd or ridiculous: a foolish grin. (adjective)
  • Immoderate or stubborn; unreasonable: foolish pride; foolish love. (adjective)
  • Embarrassed; abashed: I feel foolish telling you this. (adjective)
  • Unwise; silly (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Resulting from folly or stupidity (adjective)
  • Ridiculous or absurd; not worthy of consideration (adjective)
  • Weak-minded; simple (adjective)

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Use "foolish" in a sentence
  • "BRAHIMI: The minister also said that the U.S. and Britain were preparing to launch what he called a foolish and stupid attack, that Iraq was preparing for that, while it was at the same time doing all it could to cooperate and avert war."
  • "BRAHIMI: The minister also said that the U.S. was preparing to launch what he called a foolish and stupid attack in defiance of the international communities 'will, but he said Iraq was preparing to face that eventuality as well -- Paula."
  • "Refusing to permit anything to interfere with my warm, vibrant, and exciting feelings, I laughed at what I called my foolish imagination and ran from the room, my own laughter trickling behind and finally shut away behind the bedroom doors to linger in the shadows with all the other ghost sounds that haunted Farthinggale Manor."