Foolish vs Prudent - What's the difference?
As an adjective foolish
is lacking good sense or judgement; unwise.
As a proper noun prudent is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
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 .
Sagacious in adapting means to ends; circumspect in action, or in determining any line of conduct; careful, discreet, sensible; -- opposed to rash; directed by prudence or wise forethought; evincing prudence;
, author=Jules Verne
, title=A Journey to the Center of the Earth
, passage=He did not hesitate what to do. It would be prudent
to continue on to Omaha, for it would be dangerous to return to the train, which the Indians might still be engaged in pillaging.}}
* Moses established a grave and prudent law . --Milton.
Practically wise, judicious, shrewd
Frugal; economical; not extravagant;
- ''His prudent career moves reliably brought him to the top
- Only prudent expenditure may provide quality within a restrictive budget
* cautious, wary, circumspect, considerate, discreet, judicious, provident, economical, frugal, sagacious, sensible, careful, wise, reasonable