Foolish vs Nimrod - What's the difference?
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.
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 .
(chiefly, US, informal, pejorative) A silly or foolish person; An idiot.
- Don't stick your fingers in the fan, you nimrod !
* (pejorative term meaning idiot ): doofus, fathead, lamebrain, numbskull
* See also
What exactly is a Nimrod?
The American Heritage Dictionary – nimrod