[ adjective ] devoid of good sense or judgment


"foolish remarks" "a foolish decision"

Used in print

(Jim Berry Pearson, The Maxwell Land Grant....)

He wisely decided that it would be foolish to create a disturbance during the coming roundup , particularly since the Mexicans were on their guard .

(Stephen Longstreet, Eagles Where I Walk....)

She stood there , a large old_woman , smiling at the things she would say to him in the morning , this big foolish baby of a son .

(Robert L. Duncan, The Voice of Strangers....)

How foolish it was to try to fathom the truth in an area where only faith would suffice .

[ adjective ] (informal) having or revealing stupidity


"ridiculous anserine behavior" "a dopey answer" "a dopey kid" "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"

Related terms

colloquialism stupid