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Foolish

Antonyms for foolish:

prudent, smart, serious, balanced, rational, sane, wise.

Synonyms for foolish:

Sense 1

conscience-stricken, uncomfortable, hung up, jejune, guilty, tongue-tied, myopic, blindly, disconnected, mortified, dippy, indiscriminate, sorry, abashed, undiscriminating, unthinking, embarrassed, ashamed, self-conscious, contrite, rudderless, repentant, doting, loopy, witless, blithe, bumbling, improvident, impolitic, unwary, unconsidered, sheepish, short-sighted, guilt-ridden, thoughtless, knee jerk, softheaded, incautious, indiscreet, blithely, merrily, reckless.

Sense 2

impetuous, breezy, impulsive, clumsy, unwitting, vulgar, precipitous, Weak-minded, shallow, tasteless, cockeyed, childish, unguarded, irresponsible.

Sense 3

lunatic, automatically, vacant.

Sense 4

lightly, unearthly.

crazy

balmy.

frivolous

madcap.

imprudent

injudicious.

infatuated

moonstruck.

laughable

rich.

precipitate

rash.

retarded

Feeble-minded.

silly

daft, frivolous.

stupid

insensate.

witless

subnormal.

Other synonyms and related words:

ill-judged, impulsive, slight, unwise, rattlebrained, indiscreet, insensate, inconclusive, incorrect, mistaken, mad, obtuse, conscience-stricken, chimerical, derisory, scatterbrained, little, loopy, contrite, fanciful, wacky, moonstruck, ill-advised, abashed, Feeble-minded, rudderless, erroneous, arrhythmic, sorry, absurd, minute, rattlepated, unwitting, bumbling, inconsiderable, irresponsible, merrily, minor, small, anomalous, misguided, cockamamy, improvident, negligible, choppy, fool, uncomfortable, incidental, goosy, reckless, incautious, automatically, blithely, small fry, unwary, unthinking, cockeyed, unearthly, madcap, insignificant, impetuous, infatuated, embarrassed, thoughtless, guilty, monstrous, dippy, false, balmy, whacky, mortified, guilt-ridden, harebrained, fatuous, rich, nugatory, undiscriminating, Weak-minded, half-baked, frivolous, sheepish, jerky, impolitic, ashamed, shallow, insane, goosey, injudicious, witless, blithe, trifling, lightly, cockamamie, vacant, rash, repentant, unreal, gooselike, ill-considered, childish, daft, vacuous, fantastic, Sophomoric, tasteless, scatty, indiscriminate, softheaded, anserine, wild, dopy, unimportant, sappy, fiddling, tongue-tied, jerking, unreasonable, inconsequential, myopic, lunatic, zany, short-sighted, trivial, doting, unconsidered, fond, ill-conceived.

absurd (adjective)

incongruous, contradictory, silly, outlandish, farcical, inconsistent, meaningless, bizarre, inane, crazy, loony, preposterous, absurd, ludicrous, implausible, irrational, ridiculous, fallacious, eccentric, illogical, anachronistic, paradoxical, senseless, impossible, self-contradictory, invalid, idiotic, nonsensical, laughable.

daft (adjective)

witless.

doting (adjective)

doting.

foolish (adjective)

dumb, blockheaded, dim-witted, idiotic, crazy, knuckle-headed, doltish, lame-brained, goofy, cretinous, ignorant, moronic, blithering, bone-headed, imbecilic, dotty, loony, crackpot, absurd, inane, brainless, half-witted, nitwit, chuckle-headed, dopey, asinine, meat-headed, nonsensical.

harebrained (adjective)

rattlebrained.

ignorant (adjective)

illiterate, empty-headed, brainless, unlearned, unintelligent, ignorant, mindless, uneducated, uninformed, simple.

ill-advised (adjective)

ill-judged.

insane (adjective)

balmy.

nonsensical, idiotic (adjective)

ill-advised, short-sighted, injudicious, unwise, ridiculous, half-witted, fatuous, imbecilic, lunatic, moronic, incautious, fantastic, doltish, witless, unintelligent, irrational, wacky, harebrained, insane, mad, asinine, indiscreet, absurd, dotty, half-baked, loony, simple, zany, ill-considered, unreasonable, daft, jerky, preposterous, crazy, silly, dippy, senseless, brainless, cockamamy, ludicrous.

reckless (adjective)

Sophomoric.

ridiculous (adjective)

outrageous, ridiculous, crazy, curious, outlandish, grotesque, nonsensical, laughable, absurd, bizarre, farcical, dubious, poppycock, silly, ludicrous, weird, preposterous, eccentric, oddball, comical, incredible.

senseless (adjective)

half-baked, asinine.

shallow (adjective)

shallow.

simple (adjective)

softheaded.

unintellectual (adjective)

unintellectual, defective, moronic, imbecilic, half-wit, cretinous, idiotic, unintelligent.

zany (adjective)

zany.

Sense 1 (noun)

contrite, abashed, sorry, repentant, ashamed, embarrassed, guilty, uncomfortable.

Sense 2 (noun)

irresponsible, undiscriminating, unthinking, Weak-minded, shallow, witless, impulsive, impetuous, insensate.

Sense 3 (noun)

loopy, dippy, unearthly, cockeyed, lunatic, softheaded, balmy.

foolish (noun)

goosey, unwise, unreasonable, mad, preposterous, silly, fool, goofy, harebrained, mindless, laughable, ludicrous, scatty, dopy, vacuous, ridiculous, ill-conceived, scatterbrained, zany, cockamamy, wacky, fatuous, rattlepated, goosy, asinine, fond, inane, anserine, cockamamie, nonsensical, derisory, dopey, sappy, gooselike, insane, absurd, misguided, rattlebrained, whacky.

Usage examples for foolish:

  • He loves me, but he is very foolish to do so. - "Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot"", Chretien DeTroyes.
  • It's that's why I feel for him, because he is so foolish." - "The Bertrams", Anthony Trollope.
  • Of course, he went on, no one in Blakeville believed the foolish thing! - "What's-His-Name", George Barr McCutcheon.

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