What does foolish mean?

Definitions for foolish
ˈfu lɪʃfool·ish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word foolish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. foolish(adj)

    devoid of good sense or judgment

    "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"

  2. anserine, dopy, dopey, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerky(adj)

    having or revealing stupidity

    "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"

Wiktionary

  1. foolish(Adjective)

    lacking good sense or judgement; unwise

  2. foolish(Adjective)

    Resembling or characteristic of a fool.

    Being foolish once in a while does not make one a foolish person.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foolish(adj)

    marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly; unwise

  2. Foolish(adj)

    such as a fool would do; proceeding from weakness of mind or silliness; exhibiting a want of judgment or discretion; as, a foolish act

  3. Foolish(adj)

    absurd; ridiculous; despicable; contemptible

Freebase

  1. Foolish

    "Foolish" is the debut song by American R&B singer Ashanti from her debut album. It was written by Ashanti, 7 Aurelius, M. DeBarge and producer Irv Gotti. It uses a sample of DeBarge's "Stay with Me" and features elements from "One More Chance" by The Notorious B.I.G. and M.V.P by Big L. The song was released as the album's lead single on January 29, 2002, It spent ten weeks at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 and U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart. The song became Ashanti's second number-one and third top ten on both charts. The song was in the top ten in United Kingdom, Australian and New Zealand, Canada, Germany and Japan . In 2009, it was named the 19th most successful song of the 2000s, on the Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the Decade. As of June 2012, it is the third best selling physical single of the 21st Century. It sold over 7.2 million copies to date.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'foolish' in Adjectives Frequency: #937

How to pronounce foolish?

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How to say foolish in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of foolish in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of foolish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of foolish in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    The nexus between the wolf and the jackal to jointly harass the mammals got exposed several years back, but they still continue to play the old divide and rule game to accuse & blame each other for the atrocity and injustice on animals just to make lame claim that they are in opposition of each other. When both are seen partying together or at the same place, their crony partner fox comes to their rescue and talks through its channel that see they are not talking or looking at each other and upon this only foolish animals clap and cheer.

  2. Donald Trump:

    They would be so foolish to throw it away.

  3. Richard Brinsley Sheridan:

    For if there is anything to one's praise, it is foolish vanity to be gratified at it, and if it is abuse -- why one is always sure to hear of it from one damned good-natured friend or another!

  4. Abdullah Demirbas:

    This is why there is self-recrimination. If we hadn't been foolish, it wouldn't have happened to us too.

  5. Russell Hoban:

    Nothing to be done really about animals. Anything you do looks foolish. The answer isn't in us. It's almost as if we're put here on earth to show how silly they aren't.

Images & Illustrations of foolish

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