Foolish vs Crackpot - What's the difference?

foolish | crackpot |

As adjectives the difference between foolish and crackpot

is that foolish is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise while crackpot is (informal) eccentric or impractical.

As a noun crackpot is

(informal) an eccentric, crazy or foolish person a kook .




  • 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


    * wise

    Derived terms

    * foolishness




    (en noun)
  • (informal) An eccentric, crazy or foolish person. A kook .
  • Time will tell whether he is a crackpot or a genius for promoting that sort of idea.
  • (informal) Someone addicted to crack cocaine (i.e. a drug addict). See also crackhead.
  • Synonyms

    * crank (UK) * crazy * kook * live one * nut ball * nutbag * nutbar * nutcase * nutter


    (en adjective)
  • (informal) Eccentric or impractical
  • a crackpot idea