foolishness

foolishness
noun
1. the trait of acting stupidly or rashly (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑folly, ↑unwiseness
Ant: ↑wisdom (for: ↑folly)
Derivationally related forms: ↑unwise (for: ↑unwiseness), ↑foolish
Hypernyms: ↑trait
Hyponyms:
2. the quality of being rash and foolish
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trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly

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adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

Syn: ↑folly, ↑craziness, ↑madness
Derivationally related forms: ↑mad (for: ↑madness), ↑foolish, ↑crazy (for: ↑craziness)
Hypernyms: ↑stupidity
3. a stupid mistake
Syn: ↑stupidity, ↑betise, ↑folly, ↑imbecility
Hypernyms: ↑mistake, ↑error, ↑fault

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  • Foolishness — Fool ish*ness, n. 1. The quality of being foolish. [1913 Webster] 2. A foolish practice; an absurdity. [1913 Webster] The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness. 1 Cor. i. 18. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foolishness — index credulity, ignorance, inexpedience, jargon (unintelligible language), lunacy, temerity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • foolishness — [n] idiocy, nonsense absurdity, absurdness, bunk*, carrying on*, claptrap*, craziness, dumb trick*, folly, foolery, fool trick, horse feathers*, impracticality, imprudence, inanity, indiscretion, insanity, insensibility, irrationality,… …   New thesaurus

  • foolishness — n. foolishness to + inf. (it was foolishness to do it) * * * [ fuːlɪʃnɪs] foolishness to + inf. (it was foolishness to do it) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • foolishness — noun I regretted my foolishness Syn: folly, stupidity, idiocy, imbecility, silliness, inanity, thoughtlessness, imprudence, injudiciousness, lack of foresight, lack of sense, irresponsibility, indiscretion, foolhardiness, rashness, recklessness… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • foolishness — foolish ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking good sense or judgement; silly or unwise. DERIVATIVES foolishly adverb foolishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • foolishness — noun Date: 15th century 1. foolish behavior 2. a foolish act or idea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foolishness — See foolishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • foolishness — noun a) The state of being foolish. b) A thing or event that is foolish, or an absurdity. Syn: imprudence, folly, extravagance, irresponsibility, indiscretion …   Wiktionary

  • foolishness — Synonyms and related words: Urdummheit, absurdity, absurdness, big deal, blank mind, blankmindedness, blankness, brainlessness, bull, bunk, calm of mind, craziness, devilishness, devilment, devilry, deviltry, dottiness, elfishness, emptiness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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