As adjectives the difference between foolish and oxlike
is that foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise while oxlike
is resembling an ox or some aspect of one: strong, foolish, etc.
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.
*:It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish .
Resembling an ox or some aspect of one: strong, foolish, etc.