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  1. foolishnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    stupidity, irresponsibility, imprudence, extravagance, folly, indiscretion, ridiculousness, absurdity

    Antonyms:
    wisdom

  2. foolishnessnoun

    The state of being foolish.

    Synonyms:
    folly, ridiculousness, irresponsibility, indiscretion, absurdity, imprudence, extravagance, stupidity

    Antonyms:
    wisdom

  3. foolishnessnoun

    A thing or event that is foolish, or an absurdity.

    Synonyms:
    absurdity, indiscretion, folly, ridiculousness, extravagance, imprudence, stupidity, irresponsibility

    Antonyms:
    wisdom

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. foolishness

    Idiocy is a state of mental unsoundness amounting almost or quite to total absence of understanding. Imbecility is a condition of mental weakness, which may or may not be as complete as that of idiocy, but is at least such as to incapacitate for the serious duties of life. Incapacity, or lack of legal qualification for certain acts, necessarily results from imbecility, but may also result from other causes, as from insanity or from age, sex, etc.; as, the incapacity of a minor to make a contract. Idiocy or imbecility is weakness of mind, while insanity is disorder or abnormal action of mind. Folly and foolishness denote a want of mental and often of moral balance. Fatuity is sometimes used as equivalent to idiocy, but more frequently signifies conceited and excessive foolishness or folly. Stupidity is dulness and slowness of mental action which may range all the way from lack of normal readiness to absolute imbecility. Compare INSANITY.

    Synonyms:
    fatuity, folly, idiocy, imbecility, incapacity, senselessness, stupidity

    Antonyms:
    acuteness, astuteness, brilliancy, capacity, common sense, intelligence, sagacity, sense, soundness, wisdom

Princeton's WordNet4.5 / 2 votes

  1. folly, foolishness, unwisenessnoun

    the trait of acting stupidly or rashly

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, imbecility, madness, foolery, betise, tomfoolery, indulgence, unwiseness, stupidity, craziness, folly

  2. folly, foolishness, craziness, madnessnoun

    the quality of being rash and foolish

    "trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly"; "adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness"

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, flakiness, fury, daftness, madness, rabidity, imbecility, stupidity, hydrophobia, rabidness, foolery, tomfoolery, lyssa, folly, craziness, insaneness, indulgence, rage, rabies, unwiseness, betise

  3. stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecilitynoun

    a stupid mistake

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, imbecility, madness, foolery, betise, tomfoolery, stupidity, indulgence, unwiseness, folly, craziness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. foolishnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    folly, silliness, imbecility, stupidity, fatuity, shallowness, dulness, doltishness

  2. foolishnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    absurdity, extravagance, nonsense, imprudence, indiscretion

  3. foolishnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    puerility, childishness, triviality

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. foolishnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    idiocy, imbecility, fatuity, silliness, irrationality, insagacity, imprudence, indiscretion, unwisdom, folly, absurdity, ineptitude, puerility

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "foolishness":

    stupidity, folly, madness, nonsense, insanity

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#59392extravagance
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How to use foolishness in a sentence?

  1. Mickey Mehta:

    To try to win always is foolishness, and to try and win at any cost is foolhardiness. Venture out with openness to lose too. Losing in awareness often gives you learning and wisdom. Grow taller in your loss, bounce back and rise; simply MickeyMize.

  2. Golda Meir:

    Women's Liberation is just a lot of foolishness. It's the men who are discriminated against. They can't bear children. And no one's likely to do anything about that.

  3. Patresha Isidore:

    I had to go get my child. I wasn’t going to deal with any foolishness.

  4. Christen Kuikoua:

    Foolishness is the fact that one thing They are too smart to learn something new. That's why foolish people don't know they are foolish; in their foolishness, they mask their folly as wisdom, yet wisdom knows how to recognize its own simplicity.

  5. Christen Kuikoua:

    It is prudent to avoid foolishness, but unwise to lack wisdom.


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