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foolish

684 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[fˈuːlɪʃ], [fˈuːlɪʃ], [f_ˈuː_l_ɪ_ʃ]
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Synonyms for Foolish:

absurd (adjective)

absurd, anachronistic, bizarre, contradictory, crazy, eccentric, fallacious, farcical, idiotic, illogical, implausible, impossible, inane, incongruous, inconsistent, invalid, irrational, ludicrous, meaningless, nonsensical, outlandish, paradoxical, preposterous, ridiculous, self-contradictory, senseless, silly.

foolish (adjective)

asinine, blithering, blockheaded, bone-headed, brainless, chuckle-headed, crackpot, cretinous, dim-witted, doltish, dopey, dotty, dumb, goofy, half-witted, ignorant, imbecilic, knuckle-headed, lame-brained, loony, meat-headed, moronic, nitwit.

ignorant (adjective)

empty-headed, illiterate, mindless, simple, uneducated, uninformed, unintelligent, unlearned.

ridiculous (adjective)

comical, curious, dubious, grotesque, incredible, laughable, oddball, outrageous, poppycock, weird.

unintellectual (adjective)

defective, half-wit, unintellectual.

Other synonyms and related words:

Chuckleheaded, Daffy, Dilly, Fribble, Gulled, Scampish, Unapt, Ungifted, Unreasoned, Weak-minded, abashed, ability, absent-minded, absentminded, absurd, accessible, addle-brained, addle-pated, addled, affectionate, airheaded, airy, airy-fairy, amateurish, amusing, annoying, anomalous, anonymous, anserine, antic, apish, arbitrary, arch, arrhythmic, ashamed, askew, attocerebral, automatically, awkward, babyish, backward, balmy, balmy orbarmy, bananas, barmy, bats, batty, befooled, beguiled, bemused, benighted, besotted, beyond belief, bird brain, bird-brained, birdbrained, blameworthy, blank, blessed, blind, blithe, blithely, blockhead, blush for, boneheaded, bonkers, booby, boorish, bootless, brainsick, brash, breakneck, bubbleheaded, buffoonish, buggy, bumbling, capricious, captious, careless, casual, catchpenny, change color, changeling, childish, chimerical, choppy, cloddish, clownish, cock-eyed, cockamamie, cockamamy, cockeyed, color up, comic, confused, conscience-stricken, contrary, contrite, cowardly, crack-brained, crackbrained, crackers, credulous, cretin, crotchety, cuckoo, daft, damn-fool, dangerous, daredevil, dazed, deadpan, debilitated, demented, dense, derisory, despicable, devil-may-care, devilish, dim, dimwit, dippy, distracted, distraught, disturbed, disturbed person, dizzy, dolt, dopy, doting, droll, dull, dull-witted, dunce, dupable, effet, elfish, elvish, embarrassed, empty, enamored, enfeebled, erratic, erroneous, exhausted, exorbitant, expressionless, extraordinarily good, extraordinary, extravagant, extreme, facetious, faint, false, fanciful, fantastic, fantastical, far-fetched, far-out, fatuitous, fatuous, feather-brained, feather-headed, featherbrained, featherheaded, feeble, feeble-minded, feebleminded, feel small, fey, fickle, fiddling, finespun, fitful, flaky, flighty, flimsy, flip, flippant, folly, fond, fool, foolhardy, foolheaded, forgetful, freakish, fribbling, frivolous, frolicsome, frothy, fruity, fuddled, full of mischief, full of whims, funny, futile, gaga, giddy, gone, gooselike, goosey, goosy, gormless, groundless, guilt-ridden, guilty, gullible, half-baked, halfwitted, hang one's head, hapless, happy, hare-brained, harebrained, harmless, hasty, haywire, headless, headlong, headstrong, heedless, helpless, high-flown, high-spirited, hilarious, hollow, humble, humility, humorous, humorsome, hysterical, idiot, idle, ill timed, ill-advised, ill-conceived, ill-conducted, ill-considered, ill-contrived, ill-devised, ill-imagined, ill-judged, imbalanced, imbecile, immature, immoderate, imperceptible, impetuous, impish, impolite, impolitic, impracticable, impractical, improper, improvident, imprudent, impulsive, in love, inadequate, inadvertent, inadvisable, inappropriate, inattentive, incautious, incidental, incoherent, incompetent, incomprehensible, inconclusive, inconsequential, inconsiderable, incorrect, indecorous, indelicate, indiscernible, indiscreet, indiscriminate, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficient, inept, inexpedient, inexperienced, infantile, infatuated, infelicitous, infirm, injudicious, innocuous, inoffensive, insane, insensate, insignificant, irresolute, irresponsible, irritating, jerking, jerky, jocose, jocular, juvenile, kinky, knavish, knowledge, kooky, lackbrained, lacking vigor, lean-minded, lean-witted, light, light-headed, lightheaded, lightly, lightweight, little, loco, loggerhead, look blue, loopy, lose caste, low, ludicrously odd, lunatic, lunkheaded, mad, madcap, maggoty, mal entendu, maniac, maniacal, marvellous, marvelous, maudlin, mentally disabled, mentally disturbed, mentally ill, merrily, merry, meshuga, minor, minute, mirthful, misadvised, mischief-loving, mischievous, misconducted, misdirected, misguided, misled, misplaced, mistaken, modesty, monstrous, moonstruck, moron, mortified, muddle-headed, myopic, mysterious, naive, namby-pamby, neglectful, negligent, negligible, nerdy, nincompoop, ninny, nitwitted, no expression, non compos mentis, nonintellectual, not bright, not compact, not difficult, not potent, not sensible, not sonorous, nugacious, nugatory, numbskulled, numskulled, nuts, nutty, oaf, obscure, obtuse, odd, of little brain, off, offbeat, one's ear, otiose, outre, overrefined, paranoid, particular, pea-brained, peculiar, perverse, pettifogging, petty, phenomenal, pin-brained, pinhead, pinheaded, planned, play second fiddle, playful, pliant, pointless, poker-faced, poppycockish, potty, powerless, prankish, pranksome, pranky, precipitate, prejudiced, prodigal, psycho, psychopathic, psychotic, puckish, puerile, purposeless, quibbling, quixotic, rash, rattle-brained, rattlebrained, rattlepated, reasonless, reckless, redden, remiss, repentant, rich, risible, roguish, rubbishy, rudderless, rude, rustic, sappy, scapegrace, scatterbrained, scatty, screwball, screwy, sentimental, shallow, sheepish, short-sighted, shortsighted, sick, side-splitting, silly fools, simple-minded, simpleminded, simpleton, skimble-skamble, skin-deep, skittish, slackminded, slackwitted, slaphappy, slapstick, sleeveless, slender, slight, slink away, slow, slow-witted, small, small fry, soft, soft-headed, softheaded, sophistical, sophomoric, sorry, spineless, spiritless, sportive, stolid, strange, superficial, superstitious, surface, tactless, tasteless, terrific, thick, thick-witted, thickheaded, thimble-witted, thin, thoughtless, timorous, tomfool, tongue-tied, totally unsound, trancelike, trashy, tremendous, trickish, tricksy, trifling, trite, trivial, trivial matter, twaddling, twaddly, unadvisable, unadvised, unbalanced, unbecoming, unbelievable, uncalled-for, uncomfortable, uncomprehending, unconformable, unconsidered, uncontained, uncoordinated, undeserved, undiplomatic, undiscerning, undiscriminating, unearthly, unenlightened, unfit, unfitting, unfortunate, ungentlemanly, unglued, unguided, unhinged, unimportant, unimpressive, unjustifiable, unjustified, unladylike, unmeaning, unmindful, unorthodox, unperceiving, unperceptive, unphilosophical, unpractical, unreal, unreasonable, unreasoning, unrefined, unreflecting, unreflective, unrestrained, unscholarly, unscientific, unseemly, unskillful, unstable, unsubstantial, unsuitable, untactful, untalented, unthinking, unthoughtful, untoward, untried, unwarranted, unwary, unwise, unwitting, unwitty, unworkable, useless, vacant, vacillating, vacuity, vacuous, vain, vapid, vexatious, vexing, volatile, wacky, waggish, wanting discernment, wanton, warped, wasteful, wavering, wayward, weak, wet, whacky, whimsical, wild, windy, without reason, witless, witty, wonderful, wondrous, wooden, woodenheaded, wormhearted, wrong, wrong-headed, your animal, zany.

Quotes for Foolish:

  1. It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish Aeschylus.
  2. It is foolish to pretend that one is fully recovered from a disappointed passion. Such wounds always leave a scar. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  3. If women believed in their husbands they would be a good deal happier and also a good deal more foolish H. L. Mencken.

Idioms of Foolish:

  1. penny wise and pound foolish
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