Foolishness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfuːlɪʃnəs|  American pronunciation of the word foolishness
Brit.  |ˈfuːlɪʃnəs|  British pronunciation of the word foolishness

noun

- the trait of acting stupidly or rashly (syn: folly, unwiseness)
- the quality of being rash and foolish(syn: craziness, folly, madness)

adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

- a stupid mistake (syn: betise, folly, imbecility, stupidity)

Examples

...the foolishness of going off to search for the fountain of youth...

...couldn't listen to another second of their foolishness, so I told them to be quiet...

It was foolishness to do it.

adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

...he crimsoned the minute he realized the foolishness of what he'd said...

his foolishness was followed by an exacerbation of their quarrel

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