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. Drell Szyfer:

    There is very little at work that is' that important' that I can't also make time for the times I'm needed at school, my husband and I do take turns and I do miss some things, but I also make a lot more [ of them ] than I used to. Having a child who just graduated from high school helps to put a lot in perspective -- I spent time at her graduation thinking about how fast it all went and all the foolish decisions I made that prevented me from' being there.'.

  2. Florence Henderson:

    It’s foolish to think that older people don’t enjoy sex. It’s a big myth, there is no age limit on the enjoyment of sex...you learn to do things with more experience, intelligence and the ability to choose more wisely.

  3. President Trump:

    So I think the rhetoric, I hated to do it, sometimes I felt foolish doing it, but we had no choice.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Professionals keep their words and the people who are duffers keep only obsequious to let own foolish word be always heard.

  5. Donald Trump:

    I would close up our borders, we are lax and we are foolish.

Images & Illustrations of foolish

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