What does foolish mean?

Definitions for foolish
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.

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. Diane Ackerman:

    There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Buddha:

    To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

  5. Monsignor Charles Pope:

    Facebook is entitled to do whatever they want, i just think it’s incredibly foolish on their part to try and treat people this way. I can understand if people have something ugly or nefarious or scurrilous in their name.

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    a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
    • A. serendipity
    • B. crate
    • C. ditch
    • D. abandon

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