Foolish is a derived term of fool.
As a adjective foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
As a noun fool is
(pejorative) a person with poor judgment or little intelligence.
As a verb fool is
to trick; to make a fool of someone.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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 .
(pejorative) A person with poor judgment or little intelligence.
- You were a fool to cross that busy road without looking.
- The village fool threw his own shoes down the well.
(historical) A jester; a person whose role was to entertain a sovereign and the court (or lower personages).
(informal) Someone who derives pleasure from something specified.
- Experience keeps a dear school, but fools' will learn in no ' other .
* 1975 , , "Fool for the City" (song), Fool for the City (album):
- Can they think me their fool or jester?
(cooking) A type of dessert made of d fruit and custard or cream.
- I'm a fool for the city.
A particular card in a tarot deck.
- an apricot fool'''; a gooseberry '''fool
* (person with poor judgment) See also
* (person who entertained a sovereign) jester, joker
* (person who talks a lot of nonsense) gobshite
To trick; to make a fool of someone.
To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
- Is this a time for fooling ?
* See also
* fool about
* fool around
* fool's errand
* fool's gold
* fool's paradise
* more fool you
* play the fool
* suffer fools gladly
* there's no fool like an old fool