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.
*: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 .
(informal) An eccentric, crazy or foolish person. A kook .
(informal) Someone addicted to crack cocaine (i.e. a drug addict). See also crackhead.
- Time will tell whether he is a crackpot or a genius for promoting that sort of idea.
* crank (UK)
* live one
* nut ball
(informal) Eccentric or impractical
- a crackpot idea