Foolish vs Derp - What's the difference?

foolish | derp |


As an adjective foolish

is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

As an interjection derp is

(slang).

As a verb derp is

to act stupidly or foolishly.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

foolish

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • 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.
  • :
  • *(Aeschylus)
  • *:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
  • Synonyms

    * absurd * idiotic * ridiculous * silly * unwise

    Antonyms

    * wise

    Derived terms

    * foolishness

    derp

    English

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (slang)
  • I put chips in my soup instead of crackers. Derp .
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , date = 1997-02-25 , first = Pete , last = Treichler , newsgroup = alt.sports.hockey.nhl.pit-penguins , title = Re: Patrick Incompentence Redux , id = [email protected]>
  • 1/1
  • , url = https://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.sports.hockey.nhl.pit-penguins/AHO2WhCWOms/ScPi-4rnvO0J , passage = Now that I think of it, i'm surprised that you didn't make fun of his first name as well- 'How could you believe in a guy who has a girly first name?' derp - you are a fool. }}
  • (slang) placeholder for unimportant details, blah blah blah
  • * {{quote-video
  • , date = 2002-11-27 , episode = The Biggest Douche in the Universe , title = (South Park) , season = 6 , number = 15 , at = 14:28 , url = http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s06e15-the-biggest-douche-in-the-universe , passage = Rob Schneider derp' dee '''derp'''. '''Derp''' dee derpity derpy '''derp'''. Until one day, a '''derp''' a '''derp''' a '''derp''' a ' derp . }}
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , date = 2011-01-10 , first = Tom , last = Allen , newsgroup = soc.sexuality.general , title = Re: Expression of a woman's sexuality , id = [email protected]m , url = https://groups.google.com/group/soc.sexuality.general/msg/31962b1701a525c8 , passage = Me: Hi, remember me from SSG? Can I ask you about herping the derp'?
    R1: Oh, hai Tom. Sure, that would be the '
    derp
    that was herping blah blah blah... }}

    Usage notes

    In the placeholder sense, often used with herp . Can be used like a noun or a verb or with various suffixes. Connotes that whatever it stands in for does not matter, and often that it is foolish or nonsensical.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To act stupidly or foolishly
  • To make a stupid mistake
  • * {{quote-web
  • , date = 2011-08-22 , id = [email protected]m , title = Re: 4e Forgotten Realms Campaign , author = Scion-of-Fenrir , site = Google Groups: /tg/'s Google group , url = https://groups.google.com/group/tgs-google-group/msg/6006c952294d2da6 , passage = Wait, so we're allowed to have magic items from the start? I must of derped pretty hard. }}
  • (slang, of eyes) To point in different directions; (of a, person) To have a facial expression with one's eyes pointing in different directions.
  • * {{quote-web
  • , date = 2012-04-22 , author = Double Eight , title = Re: Next Meetup , site = Google Groups: Windy City Bronies , https://groups.google.com/group/windycitybronies/msg/107a57f224ec397 , passage = Also, there was a Derpy cameo in this one, but she didn't have derped eyes. }}
  • * {{quote-web
  • , date = 2012-10-25 , first = Brian , last = Benchoff , title = Electronic demon costume is surprisingly unnerving , blog = Hack A Day , url = http://hackaday.com/2012/10/25/electronic-demon-costume-is-surprisingly-unnerving/ , passage = The eyes are wired to the same I2C address to prevent derping , but the three red mouth LED matrices are capable of displaying anything that fits on an 8×24 LED matrix. }}

    Derived terms

    * derpy ----