Foolish vs Chowderheaded - What's the difference?

foolish | chowderheaded |


As adjectives the difference between foolish and chowderheaded

is that foolish is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise while chowderheaded is stupid; foolish; lacking in common sense.

foolish

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
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  • *: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.
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  • *(Aeschylus)
  • *:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
  • Synonyms

    * absurd * idiotic * ridiculous * silly * unwise

    Antonyms

    * wise

    Derived terms

    * foolishness

    chowderheaded

    English

    Alternative forms

    * chowder-headed

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Stupid; foolish; lacking in common sense.
  • * 1851: Herman Melville, Moby Dick [http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Moby_Dick:_Chapters_11-15#CHAPTER_15]
  • We resumed business; and while plying our spoons in the bowl, thinks I to myself, I wonder now if this here has any effect on the head? What’s that stultifying saying about chowder-headed people?
  • * 2003: Norman Kelley, A Phat Death: Or, the Last Days of Noir Soul [http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN1888451483&id=mc09avXt4fsC&pg=PA120&lpg=PA120&dq=chowderheaded&sig=4XrZXg1YK7RQ0wZI2X_PzbQn35U]
  • Taliferro had launched a glossy magazine called Da Niggarati'', subtitled: ''For Dem Who Know Who Dey Be ...If it was expensive and could be afforded by the average chowderheaded Negro, then it went into the magazine.