Definitions for foolishness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fool•ish*ˈfu lɪʃ(adj.)

  1. resulting from or showing a lack of sense.

  2. lacking forethought or caution.

  3. insignificant or paltry.

* Syn: foolish , fatuous , inane imply weakness of intellect and lack of judgment. foolish implies lack of common sense or good judgment or, sometimes, weakness of mind: a foolish decision; a foolish child. fatuous implies being not only foolish, dull, and vacant in mind, but complacent and highly self-satisfied as well: a fatuous grin. inane suggests a lack of content, meaning, or purpose: inane conversation about the weather.

Origin of foolish:

1250–1300

fool′ish•ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. folly, foolishness, unwiseness(noun)

    the trait of acting stupidly or rashly

  2. folly, foolishness, craziness, madness(noun)

    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"

  3. stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecility(noun)

    a stupid mistake

Wiktionary

  1. foolishness(Noun)

    The state of being foolish.

  2. foolishness(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foolishness(noun)

    the quality of being foolish

  2. Foolishness(noun)

    a foolish practice; an absurdity


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