Mental vs Foolish - What's the difference?

mental | foolish |

As a noun mental

is moron.

As an adjective foolish is

lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.



(wikipedia mental)


  • Of or relating to the mind or an intellectual process.
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  • *:“I don't mean all of your friends—only a small proportion—which, however, connects your circle with that deadly, idle, brainless bunch—the insolent chatterers at the opera,, the neurotic victims of mental cirrhosis, the jewelled animals whose moral code is the code of the barnyard—!"
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  • Insane, mad, crazy.
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  • Enjoyable; fun.
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  • (lb) Of or relating to the chin or median part of the lower jaw, genial.
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  • (lb) Of or relating to the chin-like or lip-like structure.
  • Synonyms

    * genial (in the sense referring to the chin) * genian (in the sense referring to the chin)

    Derived terms

    * extramental * intermental * intramental * mentalese * mentalist * mentality * mentally * mental age * mental block * mental disease * mental home * mental patient


    (en noun)
  • (zoology) A plate or scale covering the mentum or chin of a fish or reptile.
  • Anagrams

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  • 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