• IPA: /ˈfuː.lɪʃ/

foolish (comparative foolisher, superlative foolishest)

  1. (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.
  2. Resembling or characteristic of a fool.
    • Aeschylus
      It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
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