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.

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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


  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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