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?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

How to say foolish in sign language?

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. Proverb:

    There are more foolish buyers than foolish sellers.

  2. Deshawn Yeldell:

    Broken Minds, The easiest way to program a foolish mind is to tell them something that they know nothing about and proceed to make them believe it without doing any research for themselves, “Broken Minds” -MillYentei

  3. Wieland:

    It is an old observation that wise men grow usually wiser as they grow older, and fools more foolish.

  4. Mark Gombiner:

    He ended up betraying his son, as he was weak and foolish and selfish.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A foolish person who has selfish intent towards the people can't have brilliant quality content in own thoughts; however that individual does not understand that any attempt to paint oneself as an intellectual or a saint/wise by rhyming and priming quote with nice words may only get a lot of support of sycophants, but s/he gets exposed to the intelligent in an era of internet.

Images & Illustrations of foolish

  1. foolishfoolishfoolishfoolishfoolish

Popularity rank by frequency of use

foolish#10000#16072#100000

Translations for foolish

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for foolish »

Translation

Find a translation for the foolish definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these foolish definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "foolish." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 15 May 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/foolish>.

    Are we missing a good definition for foolish? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
    • A. recital
    • B. ditch
    • C. arborolatry
    • D. jab

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for foolish: