Foolish vs Callow - What's the difference?
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Foolish is a related term of callow.
As adjectives the difference between foolish and callow
is that foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise while callow
is (obsolete) bald.
As a noun callow is
a callow young bird.
Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
*: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 .
Unfledged (of a young bird).
Immature, lacking in life experience.
- And in the leafy summit spy'd a nest, / Which, o'er the callow young, a sparrow pressed.
Lacking color or firmness (of some kinds of insects or other arthropods, such as spiders, just after ecdysis). Teneral.
Shallow or weak-willed.
Unburnt (of a brick)
- Those three young men are particularly callow youths.
A callow young bird.
A callow or teneral phase of an insect or other arthropod, typically shortly after ecdysis, while the skin still is hardening, the colours have not yet become stable, and as a rule, before the animal is able to move effectively.