As a adjective foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
As a noun coxcomb is
(obsolete) the cap of a court jester, adorned with a red stripe.
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 .
(obsolete) The cap of a court jester, adorned with a red stripe.
A foolish or conceited person; a dandy.
* 2010 ,
- for though I am afraid the doctor was a little of a coxcomb , he might be nevertheless very much of a surgeon.
The fleshy red pate of a rooster.
- And she nearly started a fight between two young fops in plumed hats and flouncy collars: "Clay-brained coxcomb !" "Mewling milk-livered maggot!"
* cockscomb (3)
* fool (2)