Foolish vs Oaf - What's the difference?
As a adjective foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
As a noun oaf is
(obsolete) an elf's child; a changeling left by fairies or goblins, hence, a deformed or foolish child.
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 .
(obsolete) An elf's child; a changeling left by fairies or goblins, hence, a deformed or foolish child.
(pejorative) A person, especially a large male, who is clumsy or a simpleton; an idiot.
- Ouch! You dropped that box on my feet, you lumbering oaf !
* (clumsy or idiotic person ): dummy, galoot, imbecile, lout, moron, fool