Foolish vs Shite - What's the difference?

foolish | shite |


As adjectives the difference between foolish and shite

is that foolish is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise while shite is (british|irish|vulgar) bad, awful, shit.

As a noun shite is

(british|irish|vulgar) shit, trash, rubbish.

As a interjection shite is

(uk|irish|vulgar).

As a verb shite is

(uk|vulgar|chiefly|scotland) to defecate.

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

    shite

    English

    (wikipedia shite)

    Etymology 1

    From the (etyl) . More at shit.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British, Irish, vulgar) Shit, trash, rubbish.
  • (British, Irish, pejorative) A foolish or deceitful person.
  • He's a useless shite .
    Derived terms
    * talk shite

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (British, Irish, vulgar) Bad, awful, shit.
  • The film was shite .

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (UK, Irish, vulgar)
  • Shite , I left my wallet at home.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) schiten, from (etyl) .

    Verb

  • (UK, vulgar, chiefly, Scotland, Ireland) To defecate.
  • * 2004 , Robert Morgan, Brave enemies (page 38)
  • ...it still softened my heart to see a man hurt so badly he sobbed and shited on himself.
  • * 2007 , Talonie Starr, Growth Manifesto (page 173)
  • He would probably have a head full of locks. Who has time to be pretty when people are hurting? Crying. Shiting on themselves trying to beat heroin.