Foolish vs Dote - What's the difference?

foolish | dote |

As a adjective foolish

is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

As a verb dote is

to be excessively fond of.

As a noun dote is

(ireland) a darling, a cutie.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • 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



    Alternative forms

    * doat (obsolete)


  • To be excessively fond of.
  • Little Bill's parents just keep doting on him.
  • (archaic) To act in a foolish manner; to be senile.
  • * Dryden
  • Time has made you dote , and vainly tell / Of arms imagined in your lonely cell.
  • * South
  • He survived the use of his reason, grew infatuated, and doted long before he died.


    * (to be fond of) adore, love


    (en noun)
  • (Ireland) A darling, a cutie.
  • * Ted’s daughter is such a dote .
  • (obsolete) An imbecile; a dotard.
  • (Halliwell)


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