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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

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How to use foolish in a sentence?

  1. Monsignor Charles Pope:

    Facebook is entitled to do whatever they want, i just think it’s incredibly foolish on their part to try and treat people this way. I can understand if people have something ugly or nefarious or scurrilous in their name.

  2. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    ***(C)(P)- DISCHARGE BY DEATH- IN THIS TECHNOTYRANNICAL SOCIETY. I SAY THIS:- THE YOUTHS NOW COME OF AGE, FILLED WITH HATE, ANGER AND RAGE, ALL LEARNED AND CONDITIONED BEHAVIORS FROM ADULTS, AS THEY DISCHARGE BY DEATH UPON THE WORLD'S TECHNOTYRANNICAL STAGE. THEY ALL SEE DEATH AS A WAY OF LIFE. HOW FOOLISH?

  3. Mark Gombiner:

    He ended up betraying his son, as he was weak and foolish and selfish.

  4. Tryon Edwards:

    Where duty is plain, delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not, delay may provide both wisdom and safety.

  5. Thomas Fuller:

    Never contend with one that is foolish, proud, positive, testy, or with a superior, or a clown, in matter of argument.

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