What is the difference between foolish and jackass?

foolish | jackass |

As a adjective foolish

is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

As a noun jackass is

a male donkey.

As a proper noun jackass is

(poker slang) a jack and an ace as a starting hand in texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity.

As a verb jackass is

(rare) to behave very obnoxiously.

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




  • A male donkey.
  • A foolish or stupid person.
  • An inappropriately rude or obnoxious person.
  • Synonyms

    * (male donkey) jack * (idiot) fool, idiot, dink, dope, buffoon * (obnoxious) jerk, asshole, bastard, bitch

    Derived terms

    * jackass penguin * laughing jackass

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (poker slang) A jack and an ace as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity
  • Verb

  • (rare) To behave very obnoxiously.
  • References

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    See also