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Foolish Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    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]
Foolish Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Foolish \Fool"ish\, a.
  1. Marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly; unwise. I am a very foolish fond old man. --Shak.
  2. 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. Absurd; ridiculous; despicable; contemptible. A foolish figure he must make. --Prior. Syn: Absurd; shallow; shallow-brained; brainless; simple; irrational; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet; incautious; silly; ridiculous; vain; trifling; contemptible. See Absurd.
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  • Foolish (Ashanti song): "Foolish" is a song by American R&B singer Ashanti from her debut album . It was written by Ashanti, 7 Aurelius , M. DeBarge and ...
  • Foolish (film): Foolish is a 1999 film directed by Dave Meyers and starring Master P and Eddie Griffin . It was No Limit Films ' second theatrical ...
  • Foolish (Shawty Lo song): "Foolish" is the third single from Shawty Lo's debut album Units in the City . The song was officially released and added on iTunes on ...
  • Foolish (album): Foolish is Superchunk 's fourth studio album . It was recorded November 30 through December 2, 1993, at Pachyderm Studios, by Brian ...
  • Foolish (soundtrack): Foolish is the soundtrack to the film of the same name . It was released on March 23, 1999 through No Limit Records and was mainly ...
  • Foolish Pleasure: Foolish Pleasure (1972–1994) is an American bay thoroughbred race horse who was born in Williston, Florida. He was one of the top three ...
  • These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You): "These Foolish Things (Remind Me Of You)" is a standard with words by Eric Maschwitz and music by Jack Strachey . The name of an ...

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* A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

* You must not think me necessarily foolish because I am facetious, nor will I consider you necessarily wise because you are grave. - Sydney Smith

* 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. - Buddha


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