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Synonyms for foolish
ˈfu lɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foolish(adj)

    devoid of good sense or judgment

    "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"

    Synonyms:
    jerky, goosy, goosey, anserine, dopey, dopy, gooselike

    Antonyms:
    all-knowing, wise, sapient, sagacious, owlish, omniscient, perspicacious, sage, smart, sapiential

  2. anserine, dopy, dopey, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerky(adj)

    having or revealing stupidity

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

    Synonyms:
    jerking, choppy, anserine, dopy, dopey, goosy, goosey, jerky, arrhythmic, gooselike

    Antonyms:
    sapient, sage, wise, perspicacious, all-knowing, omniscient, smart, sagacious, owlish, sapiential

Wiktionary

  1. foolish(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    idiotic, silly, imprudent, ridiculous, indiscreet, brainless, unwise

    Antonyms:
    sane, bright, smart, quick-witted, wise, intelligent

  2. foolish(adjective)

    lacking good sense or judgement; unwise

    Synonyms:
    brainless, indiscreet, ridiculous, unwise, idiotic, imprudent, silly

    Antonyms:
    quick-witted, bright, sane, wise, intelligent, smart

  3. foolish(adjective)

    Resembling or characteristic of a fool.

    Being foolish once in a while does not make one a foolish person.

    Synonyms:
    imprudent, unwise, indiscreet, ridiculous, silly, brainless, idiotic

    Antonyms:
    intelligent, smart, sane, bright, wise, quick-witted

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. foolish

    That is absurd which is contrary to the first principles of reasoning; as, that a part should be greater than the whole is absurd. A paradoxical statement appears at first thought contradictory or absurd, while it may be really true. Anything is irrational when clearly contrary to sound reason, foolish when contrary to practical good sense, silly when petty and contemptible in its folly, erroneous when containing error that vitiates the result, unreasonable when there seems a perverse bias or an intent to go wrong. Monstrous and preposterous refer to what is overwhelmingly absurd; as, "O monstrous! eleven buckram men grown out of two," Shakespeare 1 King Henry IV, act ii, sc. 4. The ridiculous or the nonsensical is worthy only to be laughed at. The lunatic's claim to be a king is ridiculous; the Mother Goose rimes are nonsensical. Compare INCONGRUOUS.

    Synonyms:
    absurd, anomalous, chimerical, erroneous, false, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-judged, inconclusive, incorrect, infatuated, irrational, ludicrous, mistaken, monstrous, nonsensical, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, senseless, stupid, unreasonable, wild

    Antonyms:
    certain, consistent, demonstrable, demonstrated, established, incontestable, incontrovertible, indisputable, indubitable, infallible, logical, rational, reasonable, sagacious, sensible, sound, substantial, true, undeniable, unquestionable, wise

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. foolish(a.)

    Synonyms:
    senseless, idiotic, silly, weak, DAFT, simple, irrational, insensate, shallow, brainless, witless, thick-skulled, buffle-headed, shallow-brained

  2. foolish(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unwise, unreasonable, absurd, ridiculous, nonsensical, ill-judged, preposterous, indiscreet, imprudent

  3. foolish(a.)

    Synonyms:
    idle, trivial, trifling, vain, childish, puerile, contemptible

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. foolish(a)

    Synonyms:
    idiotic, senseless, irrational, silly, imbecile, witless, insensate, weak-minded, half-witted, brainless, fatuous, fatuitous, insagacious, unintelligent, indiscreet, imprudent, ridiculous, absurd, asinine, inept, nonsensical, puerile

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How to use foolish in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Foolish people support often or always the photo bearing post of the self-seeker or most selfish individual on the social media by insanely thinking that this way they can fulfill via her/his contact or network their own vested-interest desire or wish, but those stupids do not realise that the same self-obsessed person is gonna even one day devour them as a fish or a sweet dish for self benefit or undue profit.

  2. Bill Costello:

    If people believed in $70 a barrel plus for the next 18 months, they would be foolish to be underweight now.

  3. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Life is a gift for the wise, a playground for the foolish, a heaven for the rich, and a hell for the poor.

  4. Nick Shelton:

    Flags, flowers and letters alike lie near the remains of Wayne Wilson at the conclusion of the memorial service at the Silverbrook Cemetery in Niles, Mich., Niles Wednesday, July 17, 2019. ( Emil Lippe/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP) Mourners came from several states away to honor him. It said on Facebook he didnt have any family. He does have family, Ohio resident Kenneth Creechtold WNDU-TV. Everybody that stepped foot in Vietnam is a brother. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP In brief remarks, Niles Mayor Nick Shelton thankedWilson and others like Niles Mayor Nick Shelton thankedWilson. General George S. Patton Jr. said it best : It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived, thank God for Wayne Wilson and thank you all for being a part of his legacy.

  5. Peter Ustinov:

    The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.


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