foolishness

  • 1 Foolishness — Fool ish*ness, n. 1. The quality of being foolish. [1913 Webster] 2. A foolish practice; an absurdity. [1913 Webster] The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness. 1 Cor. i. 18. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 foolishness — index credulity, ignorance, inexpedience, jargon (unintelligible language), lunacy, temerity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 foolishness — [n] idiocy, nonsense absurdity, absurdness, bunk*, carrying on*, claptrap*, craziness, dumb trick*, folly, foolery, fool trick, horse feathers*, impracticality, imprudence, inanity, indiscretion, insanity, insensibility, irrationality,… …

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  • 4 foolishness — n. foolishness to + inf. (it was foolishness to do it) * * * [ fuːlɪʃnɪs] foolishness to + inf. (it was foolishness to do it) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 5 foolishness — noun I regretted my foolishness Syn: folly, stupidity, idiocy, imbecility, silliness, inanity, thoughtlessness, imprudence, injudiciousness, lack of foresight, lack of sense, irresponsibility, indiscretion, foolhardiness, rashness, recklessness… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 6 foolishness — foolish ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking good sense or judgement; silly or unwise. DERIVATIVES foolishly adverb foolishness noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 foolishness — noun 1. the trait of acting stupidly or rashly (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑folly, ↑unwiseness • Ant: ↑wisdom (for: ↑folly) • Derivationally related forms …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 foolishness — noun Date: 15th century 1. foolish behavior 2. a foolish act or idea …

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  • 9 foolishness — See foolishly. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 10 foolishness — noun a) The state of being foolish. b) A thing or event that is foolish, or an absurdity. Syn: imprudence, folly, extravagance, irresponsibility, indiscretion …

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  • 11 foolishness — Synonyms and related words: Urdummheit, absurdity, absurdness, big deal, blank mind, blankmindedness, blankness, brainlessness, bull, bunk, calm of mind, craziness, devilishness, devilment, devilry, deviltry, dottiness, elfishness, emptiness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 foolishness — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The quality of lacking good sense] Syn. folly, weakness, silliness; see stupidity 1 , 2 . 2. [Conduct or acts lacking good sense] Syn. nonsense, imprudence, indiscretion; see stupidity 2 , 3 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 foolishness — fool·ish·ness || fuːlɪʃnɪs n. stupidity, silliness, nonsense …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 foolishness — n. 1. Folly, silliness, imbecility, stupidity, fatuity, shallowness, dulness, doltishness. 2. Absurdity, extravagance, nonsense, imprudence, indiscretion. 3. Puerility, childishness, triviality …

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  • 15 foolishness — n 1. senselessness, meaninglessness, thoughtlessness, shallowness, vacantness, blankness, vacuousness, emptiness; vapidity, vapidness, insipidity, insipidness, flatness, dullness, tediousness; stupidity, asininity, imbecility, idioticalness,… …

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  • 16 foolishness — fool·ish·ness …

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  • 17 foolishness — See: foolish …

    English dictionary

  • 18 foolishness —   Hūpō, lapuwale, na aupō …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 19 Foolishness for Christ — refers to behavior such as giving up all one s worldly possessions upon joining a monastic order. It can also refer to deliberate flouting of society s conventions to serve a religious purpose particularly of Christianity. The term fools for… …

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  • 20 1 Corinthians 1 — 1 Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother, 2 Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call… …

    The King James version of the Bible