What is the difference between foolish and boeotian?
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 .
* Beotian (uncommon)
Pertaining to Boeotia.
Stupid, foolish, dull-witted.
* 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 418:
* 1886 , , The Bostonians
*:Ransom reflected he might answer her that until five minutes ago he didn't know she existed; but he remembered that this was not the way in which a Southern gentleman spoke to ladies, and he contented himself with saying that he must condone his Boeotian ignorance....
- we will leave to thy sagacity to apply all this to the Boeotian writers, and to those authors who are their opposites.
An inhabitant or a resident of Boeotia.
A dull or ignorant person.
(en proper noun
A dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Boeotia.