goofproof
goofproof goof"proof` a. such as will function properly even if treated badly or ineptly; foolproof; -- of devices, plans, recipes, etc.; as, nothing running under Windows is completely goofproof.

Syn: foolproof. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • goofproof — goof proof v. t. To design (a device or plan of action) so that it will function properly even if treated badly or executed ineptly; foolproof. Syn: foolproof. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • goofproof — goof·proof (go͞ofʹpro͞of ) adj. Slang Protected against mistakes: a goofproof recipe. * * * …   Universalium

  • goofproof — verb proof against human misuse or error foolproof this appliance • Syn: ↑goof proof, ↑foolproof • Hypernyms: ↑proof • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • foolproof — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. safe, fail safe. See strength. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. Dependable, infallible, fail safe, sure fire*; see reliable 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. failsafe, *goofproof, *idiot proof. ANT …   English dictionary for students

  • foolproof — [adj] infallible certain, dependable, fail safe, faultless, flawless, goofproof, guaranteed, idiot proof*, never failing, perfect, reliable, safe, sure, sure fire, tested, tried, unassailable, unerring, unfailing; concepts 535,582 …   New thesaurus

  • goof-proof — verb proof against human misuse or error foolproof this appliance • Syn: ↑goofproof, ↑foolproof • Hypernyms: ↑proof • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

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