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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Foolishadjective

    Etymology: from fool.

    Thou foolish woman, seest thou not our mourning? 2 Esdr.

    He, of all the men that ever my foolish eyes looked upon, was the best deserving a fair lady. William Shakespeare, Merchant of Venice.

    We are come off Like Romans; neither foolish in our stands,
    Nor cowardly in retire. William Shakespeare, Coriolanus.

    It is a foolish thing to make a long prologue, and to be short in the story itself. 2 Mac. ii. 32.

    Pray do not mock me;
    I am a very foolish fond old man:
    I fear I am not in my perfect mind. William Shakespeare, King Lear.

    What could the head perform alone,
    If all their friendly aids were gone?
    A foolish figure he must make;
    Do nothing else but sleep and ake. Matthew Prior.

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.

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

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

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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. Amera Ceasar:

    I understand that I found comfort in their propaganda, i was foolish and ignorant. I understand actions I took were wrong. I would never do it again.

  2. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005:

    Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth.

  3. Probaerb:

    Longer the time duration of the job interview process and its rounds, higher the humiliation of the job aspirants by the organization and bigger the intention of selection of the foolish candidates for the vacant position.

  4. Donald Trump:

    I hold both countries responsible, i think that United States has been foolish. I think we've all been foolish. ... And I think we're all to blame.

  5. RAS CARDO REGGAE:

    **(C)(P)-RAS CARDO SPEAKS:- MY LEGACIES HAVE BEEN SHARED WITH THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD OVER THE YEARS OF MY LIFE. THOSE WHO THINK THEY CAN STEAL IT ARE LIKE FOOLISH DOGS BARKING AT FLYING BIRDS, OR THOSE THINKING THEY CAN HOLD SMOKE IN THEIR HANDS, THE TRUTH IS-IT LIVES WITHIN THEM. IT IS MORE ABOUT MEMORIES THAN IT IS WITH MONEY OR MATERIAL WEALTH AND VANITY. I WILL LIVE ON FOREVER. THIS IS IMMORTALITY!

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