What is the difference between foolish and turkey?

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As a adjective foolish

is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.

As a noun turkey is

either of two species of bird in the genus meleagris with fan-shaped tails and wattled necks.

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

    turkey

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Either of two species of bird in the genus Meleagris with fan-shaped tails and wattled necks.
  • (UK) The guinea fowl (Numida meleagris ).
  • (colloquial) A failure.
  • That film was a turkey .
  • (slang, usually, mildly, derogatory) A foolish or inept person.
  • The turkey cut in front of me and then berated me for running into him.
  • (bowling) An act of throwing three strikes in a row.
  • Synonyms

    * (bird) Meleagris gallopavo'', ''Meleagris ocellata * (failure) flop * (stupid person) fool, idiot, (US) jerk, (UK) plonker, (UK) prat

    Derived terms

    * Australian turkey * brush turkey * bush turkey * cold turkey * go full turkey * scrub turkey * talk turkey * turkey buzzard * turkeyling * turkey nest * turkey shoot * turkey trot * turkeys voting for Christmas * turkey vulture * water turkey

    See also

    * Anhinga * (Australian bustard) * (helmeted guineafowl)