Foolish vs Immature - What's the difference?

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Foolish is a related term of immature.

As adjectives the difference between foolish and immature

is that foolish is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise while immature is not fully formed or developed, unripe, not mature.




  • 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




    (en adjective)
  • Not fully formed or developed, unripe, not mature.
  • Silly or childish in behavior, not mature.
  • You're only young once, but you can be immature the rest of your life.
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  • The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one.