AskDefine | Define foolish

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foolish adj
1 devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision" [ant: wise]
2 having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books" [syn: anserine, dopy, dopey, goosey, goosy, gooselike]

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  1. (of a person, action) lacking good sense or judgement; unwise
  2. Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
    Being foolish once in a while does not make one a foolish person.



lacking good sense or judgement; unwise
resembling or characteristic of a fool

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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