Foolish vs Tot - What's the difference?

foolish | tot |

As a adjective foolish

is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

As a noun tot is

a small child.

As a verb tot is

to sum or total.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • 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


    * wise

    Derived terms

    * foolishness



    Etymology 1


    (en noun)
  • A small child.
  • He learned to run when he was just a tot .
  • A measure of spirits, especially rum.
  • * 1897: Mary H. Kingsley, Travels in West Africa
  • Then I give them a tot of rum apiece, as they sit huddled in their blankets.
  • * 1916: Siegfried Sassoon, The Working Party
  • And tot of rum to send him warm to sleep.
  • (UK, dialect, dated) A foolish fellow.
  • (Halliwell)

    Etymology 2

    Shortening of


  • To sum or total.
  • Derived terms
    * tot up


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