Synonyms for foolish
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lacking good sense or judgement; unwise
Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
Being foolish once in a while does not make one a foolish person.
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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,"
Shakespeare1 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.
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
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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devoid of good sense or judgment
"foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
anserine, dopy, dopey, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerkyadjective
having or revealing stupidity
"ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
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How to use foolish in a sentence?
Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
A wise man keeps secrets in his heart a foolish man tells tales.
I loathe the expression What makes him tick. It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.
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.
It is just too big and too obvious ... that the benefits are huge and the world is dependent on it in a major way for its progress, that two intelligent countries (would) do something extremely foolish, we both may do things that are mildly foolish from time to time. There is some give and take.
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- أحمق, غبيArabic
- axmaq, ağılsızAzerbaijani
- неразумен, глупавBulgarian
- ximpleCatalan, Valencian
- hloupý, pošetilýCzech
- dum, tåbeligDanish
- dumm, töricht, närrischGerman
- inprudente, necio, tontoSpanish
- narr, rumalEstonian
- ببو, احمقPersian
- stupide, sot, bêteFrench
- amaideach, faoinScottish Gaelic
- meecheeallagh, neuhushtagh, blebbinagh, ommidjagh, sou-cheayllagh, bolvaneaghManx
- טיפשי, מטופשHebrew
- मूर्ख, मूढ़Hindi
- տխմար, հիմար, ապուշArmenian
- stupid, folliInterlingue
- 愚か, 馬鹿げた, 馬鹿Japanese
- 둔하다, 어리석다Korean
- kvailas, neprotingasLithuanian
- dumjš, muļķīgs, neprātīgsLatvian
- tåpelig, dumNorwegian
- onverstandig, domDutch
- głupi, niemądryPolish
- tolo, idiotaPortuguese
- идиотский, дурной, дурацкий, глупыйRussian
- glup, budalast, глуп, будаластSerbo-Croatian
- hlúpy, pochabýSlovak
- neumen, trapast, butastSlovene
- dåraktig, dumSwedish
- పిచ్చి, మూర్ఖTelugu
- sersem, enayice, akılsız, ahmak, aptalcaTurkish
- dại dộtVietnamese
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