foolhardy foolhardy  /ˈful ˌhɑr di/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. So many ideas and technological advances converged to create the modern computer that it is foolhardy to give one person the credit for inventing it.
  2. If that act seemed foolhardy, it was nevertheless typical of Gallo, who never had the sense to play by the rigid rules of the brotherhood.
  3. The two scientists are not foolhardy enough to claim that a single gene can make a person homosexual.

News

  • NCHSAA honors top coaches from the last 100 years

    Start with Greensboro Grimsley coach-of-all-things Bob Jamieson, add Durham Hillside track coach Russell Blunt and Wilmington’s famed Leon Brogden if you are foolhardy enough to pick the top 100 coaches in the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s 100-year history,
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The News & Observer

Quotes

  1. "I don't know what she's doing in the Southern Ocean as a 16-year-old in the middle of winter. It's foolhardy," Kiernan said.
    on Jun 10, 2010 By: Ian Kiernan Source: msnbc.com

  2. "To say we're going to leave on a date certain, regardless of the prospects of al-Qaida and Hezbollah is foolhardy," Romney said.
    on Sep 12, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Forbes

  3. "I would be foolhardy to think it wouldn't be," Parrish said. "What we don't want is any more distractions. ...... We've got to focus on the game. Will erasing the distractions be easy? Heavens, no. This is a very traumatic event. It's going...
    on Dec 18, 2008 By: Stan Parrish Source: SI.com

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