What does foolish mean?

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ˈfu lɪʃfool·ish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foolishadjective

    devoid of good sense or judgment

    "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"

  2. anserine, dopy, dopey, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerkyadjective

    having or revealing stupidity

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

Wiktionary

  1. foolishadjective

    lacking good sense or judgement; unwise

  2. foolishadjective

    Resembling or characteristic of a fool.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foolishadjective

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

  2. Foolishadjective

    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. Foolishadjective

    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.

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  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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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:

    An effective way to stay often happy and in cordial relationship with many people specially stupids around is to never display own emotion to say them the hard truths or that really matters in life, but only and always that what they want to hear especially things foolish and/or remain selfish.

  2. Arnold Schwarzenegger:

    It is foolish to bring back laughable, outdated technology to suit your political agenda, i mean, what are you going to bring back next ? Floppy disks ? Fax machines ? Beanie Babies ? Beepers ? Or Blockbuster ? Think about it. What if you tried to save Blockbuster ?

  3. Hazlitt:

    Women never reason and therefore they are, comparatively, seldom wrong. They judge instinctively of what falls under their immediate observation or experience, and do not trouble themselves about remote or doubtful consequences. If they make no profound discoveries, they do not involve themselves in gross absurdities. It is only by the help of reason and logical inference, according to Hobbes, that ?man becomes excellently wise or excellently foolish.?

  4. James Thurber:

    I loathe the expression What makes him tick. It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.

  5. Quintilian:

    Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish.

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