What is the difference between foolish and dumbass?

foolish | dumbass |


As adjectives the difference between foolish and dumbass

is that foolish is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise while dumbass is stupid, foolish.

As a noun dumbass is

(us|vulgar|slang) a person marked by stupidity or foolishness.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

foolish

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • 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

    Antonyms

    * wise

    Derived terms

    * foolishness

    dumbass

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • (US, vulgar, slang) A stupid or foolish person.
  • The dumbass walked off with my car keys and left me hers.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • stupid, foolish
  • That dumbass driver ruined my car!