Foolish vs Contemptible - What's the difference?
Foolish is a synonym of contemptible.
As adjectives the difference between foolish and contemptible
is that foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise while contemptible
is deserving contempt.
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 .
, year=between 1812 and 1814
, passage=Miss Ward’s match, indeed, when it came to the point, was not contemptible
: Sir Thomas being happily able to give his friend an income in the living of Mansfield...}}