Foolish vs Gunzel - What's the difference?

foolish | gunzel |


As an adjective foolish

is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

As a noun gunzel is

in australia, a railway enthusiast originally derogatory, referring to overly enthusiastic or foolish rail fans now refers to railway enthusiasts in general, and the term is often used with pride.

As a verb gunzel is

to engage in railway enthusiast activities.

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

    gunzel

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • In Australia, a railway enthusiast. Originally derogatory, referring to overly enthusiastic or foolish rail fans. Now refers to railway enthusiasts in general, and the term is often used with pride.
  • Synonyms

    * trainspotter * foamer

    Verb

  • To engage in railway enthusiast activities.
  • Synonyms

    * train spotting

    Usage notes

    * There is an alternative meaning of the American slang gunsel (2) but this is not the meaning imported as gunzel. * see: [http://www.railpage.org.au/ausrail/99may/msg00403.html] for some background