- IPA: /ˈfuː.lɪʃ/
foolish (comparative foolisher, superlative foolishest)
- (of a person, an action, etc.) Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
- 1915, G[eorge] A. Birmingham [pseudonym; James Owen Hannay], chapter I, in Gossamer, New York, N.Y.: George H. Doran Company, OCLC 5661828 ↗:
- As a political system democracy seems to me extraordinarily foolish, but I would not go out of my way to protest against it. My servant is, so far as I am concerned, welcome to as many votes as he can get. I would very gladly make mine over to him if I could.
- Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
- It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
- French: sot, stupide, bête, idiot
- German: dumm, närrisch, töricht
- Italian: babbeo
- Portuguese: idiota, tolo
- Russian: глу́пый
- Spanish: tonto, necio, imprudente