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Synonyms for foolhardy
ˈfulˌhɑr di

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foolhardy, heady, rash, reckless(adj)

    marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

    "foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless driver"; "a rash attempt to climb Mount Everest"

    rash, heady, wise, reckless, heedless, judicious, intoxicating



  1. foolhardy(adjective)

    rash, reckless, foolish, daring, bold

  2. foolhardy(adjective)

    Marked by unthinking recklessness with disregard for danger; bold but rash; hotheaded

    foolish, bold, daring, reckless, rash

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foolhardy(a.)

    rash, venturous, adventurous, venturesome, reckless, desperate, hot-headed, hot-brained, hair-brained, headlong, precipitate

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foolhardy(a)

    daredevil, reckless, rash

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    reckless, imprudent, unwise, careless, fearless, feisty

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  1. Rand Paul:

    I fault Hillary Clinton. I fault President Obama. But I also fault the neoconservatives within my party like Marco Rubio who have been eager for war in Libya, in Syria, in Iraq, and they want a no-fly zone in an airspace where Russia is already flying, it's a foolhardy notion, and people really -- this is the kind of stepping it up to a debate over who would best be commander in chief that we really need in our country.

  2. Douglas Wilson:

    I don’t know they have all the evidence they need to make the best decision, it’s also not clear whether their audience will perceive TLC as groundbreaking for continuing to tell the story, or foolhardy for maintaining the Duggars. In other words, can TLC keep the Duggars on the air without appearing to be part of the problem ?

  3. Jeb Bush:

    Donald Trump doesn't know what he's talking about. And you know who'd be hurt the most? Iowa agriculture, what does a country do when it gets thrown a 45% tariff? It retaliates. And who would it retaliate with? Agriculture, and the equipment and the technology that this great state has developed and has been sold to China. All of that is foolhardy.

  4. Christian Horner:

    I think probably most people have written Red Bull off for this year but we're fighters and focused on getting ourselves into a competitive position, i think it would be foolhardy to write a team off with the caliber of people that Red Bull has in it.

  5. Van Beurden:

    It would be somewhat foolhardy to put ourselves in a legal bind by saying these are the targets we will adopt, before we put ourselves at the mercy of a legal challenge, I want to make sure we are doing the right thing first.

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