foolhardiness foolhardiness

Definition(s):

  • (n) the trait of giving little thought to danger

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Usage(s):

  1. In the face of such gratuitous service, it might seem the height of foolhardiness to launch a new medical magazine.
  2. Also he ran a flying school, went barnstorming, had his share of crack-ups from occasional foolhardiness.
  3. Even officials high in the Johnson Administration were uncertain whether he was acting with the President's assentor out of sheer foolhardiness.

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  1. ...who was joined in his dissent by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justices Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas, said the court's majority opinion ought to be voided "because the court has not had the courage (or the foolhardiness) to...
    on Jun 27, 2005 By: Antonin Scalia Source: FOXNews

  2. "The Taranaki contamination now shows the foolhardiness of such an approach. On the issue of liability, Associate Minister Harry Duynhoven has said that Exxon Mobil and other operators will be subject to the provisions of the Maritime Safety Act for...
    on Oct 24, 2007 By: Jeanette Fitzsimons Source: Scoop.co.nz

  3. "Coming from a small town made her think, 'I can have a go at that'," says Angel, who performs next month at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival in Till the Fat Lady Sings - It Ain't Over. "It is courage and foolhardiness, and in some ways you are...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Marie Angel Source: The Age

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