What does foolishness mean?
Definitions for foolishness
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folly, foolishness, unwisenessnoun
the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
folly, foolishness, craziness, madnessnoun
the quality of being rash and foolish
"trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly"; "adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness"
stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecilitynoun
a stupid mistake
The state of being foolish.
A thing or event that is foolish, or an absurdity.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: from foolish.
Foolishness being properly a man’s deviation from right reason, in point of practice, must needs consist in his pitching upon such an end as is unsuitable to his condition, or pitching upon means unsuitable to the compassing of his end. South.
Charm’d by their eyes, their manners I acquire,
And shape my foolishness to their desire. Matthew Prior.
Foolishness is the unawareness or lack of social norms which causes offence, annoyance, trouble and/or injury. The things such as impulsivity and/or influences may affect a person's ability to make otherwise reasonable decisions. In this sense, it differs from stupidity, which is the lack of intelligence. An act of foolishness is called folly.
the quality of being foolish
a foolish practice; an absurdity
The numerical value of foolishness in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of foolishness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Examples of foolishness in a Sentence
Milan Kundera, Interview on The Book of Laughter and Forgetting:
The stupidity of people comes from having an answer to everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything... it seems to me that all over the world people nowadays prefer to judge rather than to understand, to answer rather than to ask, so that the voice of the novel can hardly be heard over the noisy foolishness of human certainties.
For me to disavow everything I ever wrote in a newsletter, I mean, that's foolishness.
As favor and riches forsake a man, we discover in him the foolishness they concealed, and which no one perceived before.
Foolishness is the hope tomorrow better, wisdow is to make the best possible today.
Consider the possibility that the more you engage, comment or react to fools and foolishness online, the more those fools and that foolishness are amplified, promoted and seen. Want to reduce their impact? Consider reducing your engagement with both them and their posts.
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Translations for foolishness
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- неразумност, глупостBulgarian
- Torheit, DummheitGerman
- tontería, sandezSpanish
- amadántacht, leibideachtIrish
- amaideasScottish Gaelic
- stupidità, sciocchezzaItalian
- dumjība, muļķība, neprātībaLatvian
- macchìne, bambidudineSardinian
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