Foolish vs Nimrod - What's the difference?

foolish | nimrod |


As an adjective foolish

is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

As a noun nimrod is

(chiefly|us|informal|pejorative) a silly or foolish person; an idiot.

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

    nimrod

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chiefly, US, informal, pejorative) A silly or foolish person; An idiot.
  • Don't stick your fingers in the fan, you nimrod !

    Synonyms

    * (pejorative term meaning idiot ): doofus, fathead, lamebrain, numbskull * See also

    References

    * What exactly is a Nimrod? * The American Heritage Dictionary – nimrod English eponyms