Foolish vs Piffle - What's the difference?

foolish | piffle |


As a adjective foolish

is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

As a noun piffle is

nonsense, foolish talk.

As a verb piffle is

to act or speak in a futile, ineffective, or nonsensical manner.

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

    piffle

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • Nonsense, foolish talk.
  • * 1998 , The Economist, Walking: More than gadding about
  • The wafflier the piffle , the more sharply Mr Nicholson wields his skewer.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Verb

    (piffl)
  • To act or speak in a futile, ineffective, or nonsensical manner.
  • To waste, to fritter away.
  • Synonyms

    * (act or speak in a futile manner) trifle, twaddle

    References