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Wordnet 3.0


1. devoid of good sense or judgment;
- Example: "foolish remarks"
- Example: "a foolish decision"

2. having or revealing stupidity;
- Example: "ridiculous anserine behavior"
- Example: "a dopey answer"
- Example: "a dopey kid"
- Example: "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books"
[syn: anserine, dopy, dopey, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerky]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Foolish \Fool"ish\, a. 1. Marked with, or exhibiting, folly; void of understanding; weak in intellect; without judgment or discretion; silly; unwise. [1913 Webster] I am a very foolish fond old man. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Such as a fool would do; proceeding from weakness of mind or silliness; exhibiting a want of judgment or discretion; as, a foolish act. [1913 Webster] 3. Absurd; ridiculous; despicable; contemptible. [1913 Webster] A foolish figure he must make. --Prior. Syn: Absurd; shallow; shallow-brained; brainless; simple; irrational; unwise; imprudent; indiscreet; incautious; silly; ridiculous; vain; trifling; contemptible. See Absurd. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

foolish adj 1: devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision" [ant: wise] 2: having or revealing stupidity; "ridiculous anserine behavior"; "a dopey answer"; "a dopey kid"; "some fool idea about rewriting authors' books" [syn: anserine, dopy, dopey, foolish, goosey, goosy, gooselike, jerky]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

194 Moby Thesaurus words for "foolish": Pickwickian, absurd, airy, apish, arch, asinine, batty, befooled, beguiled, bemused, besotted, beyond belief, bizarre, blockheaded, boneheaded, brainless, brash, buffoonish, catchpenny, cockamamie, cockeyed, confused, crazy, credulous, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dazed, demented, devilish, dim, dim-witted, dippy, dizzy, dopey, doting, dotty, dull-witted, dumb, elfish, elvish, empty, empty-headed, erratic, extravagant, fantastic, fatuitous, fatuous, feebleminded, flaky, flimsy, fond, fool, foolhardy, foolheaded, fribble, fribbling, frivolous, frothy, fuddled, full of mischief, futile, gaga, goofy, grotesque, gulled, hasty, headless, headlong, heedless, high-flown, high-spirited, idiotic, idle, ignorant, ill-advised, ill-considered, illogical, imbecile, imbecilic, impetuous, impish, impolitic, imprudent, inane, incautious, incredible, indiscreet, inept, infatuated, injudicious, insane, insensate, irrational, knavish, kooky, lackbrained, laughable, lean-minded, lean-witted, light, light-headed, loony, ludicrous, mad, maudlin, mindless, mischief-loving, mischievous, misguided, monstrous, moronic, nonsensical, not bright, nugacious, nugatory, numskulled, nuts, nutty, obtuse, of little brain, otiose, outrageous, outre, pea-brained, pin-brained, playful, poppycockish, potty, prankish, pranksome, pranky, preposterous, puckish, rash, reasonless, reckless, ridiculous, roguish, rubbishy, sappy, scampish, scapegrace, scatterbrained, screwy, senseless, sentimental, shallow, short-sighted, silly, skimble-skamble, slackminded, slackwitted, slender, slight, slow-witted, sportive, stolid, stupid, superficial, thick, thickheaded, thoughtless, trashy, trickish, tricksy, trifling, trite, trivial, twaddling, twaddly, ungifted, unintellectual, unintelligent, unorthodox, unreasonable, unreasoning, unstable, untalented, unthinking, unwary, unwise, unwitty, vacuous, vain, vapid, wacky, waggish, weak-minded, weird, wet, wild, windy, witless