• (RP) IPA: /ˈfuːlhɑːdi/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈfulˌhɑɹdi/

foolhardy (comparative foolhardier, superlative foolhardiest)

  1. mark#Verb|Marked by unthinking recklessness with disregard for danger; boldly rash; hotheaded.
    • 1876, Mark Twain [pseudonym; Samuel Langhorne Clemens], chapter VI, in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Hartford, Conn.: The American Publishing Company, OCLC 1000326417 ↗, page 68 ↗:
      The master's pulse stood still, and he stared helplessly. The buzz of study ceased. The pupils wondered if this fool-hardy boy had lost his mind.
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