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.
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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 .
* doat (obsolete)
To be excessively fond of.
(archaic) To act in a foolish manner; to be senile.
- Little Bill's parents just keep doting on him.
- Time has made you dote , and vainly tell / Of arms imagined in your lonely cell.
- He survived the use of his reason, grew infatuated, and doted long before he died.
* (to be fond of) adore, love
(Ireland) A darling, a cutie.
* Ted’s daughter is such a dote .
(obsolete) An imbecile; a dotard.