Foolish vs Stultify - What's the difference?

foolish | stultify |


As a adjective foolish

is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

As a verb stultify is

to prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence.

foolish

English

Adjective

(en-adj)
  • Lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
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  • *: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.
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  • *(Aeschylus)
  • *:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
  • Synonyms

    * absurd * idiotic * ridiculous * silly * unwise

    Antonyms

    * wise

    Derived terms

    * foolishness

    stultify

    English

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • To prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence.
  • To cause to appear foolish.
  • To deprive of strength or efficacy; make useless or worthless.
  • Synonyms

    * (cause to appear foolish): humiliate