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Foolish meaning

foolish - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. having or revealing stupidity; " ridiculous anserine behavior"; " a dopey answer"; " a dopey kid"; " some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
  2. 2. Marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly; unwise.
  3. 3. Such as a fool would do; proceeding from weakness of mind or silliness; exhibiting a want of judgment or discretion; as, a foolish act.
  4. 4. Absurd; ridiculous; despicable; contemptible.
  5. 5. Like a fool; silly; ridiculous.

foolish - examples of usage

  1. Now, your Aunt Celia has been to see me; your Aunt Celia has taken it into her head apparently that you and Cassandra have been- let us say a little foolish. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. Do you think I've been very foolish about it? - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. She wouldn't marry again; she wouldn't do anything foolish. - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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