foolishly foolishly  /ˈfu lɪʃ li/


  • (adv) without good sense or judgment


  1. True but foolishly fuzzy.
  2. I don't have much relation to frugality, and, perhaps foolishly, I'm more optimistic than Gussow about our ability to develop alternative energy sources.
  3. The advice of military and intelligence chiefs close to Yeltsin, beginning with Defense Minister Pavel Grachev, was foolishly optimistic.


  1. Drew Sharp: Tigers have options (and time) in hunt for new closer

    Valverde wasn't going to be the long-term solution this season, not even when he briefly teased us with numbers worthy of quality closers. It's time for all involved to move on. But that doesn't mean it's time to act foolishly. Trading top prospects for a closer would be the equivalent of seeking a $50 remedy for a $5 problem.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. US Open betting odds preview: Reasons to bet on Tiger Woods

    Well, for one thing, he's due. Yeah, we know that theory didn't work for Krusty the Clown when he foolishly backed the Washington Generals against the Harlem Globetrotters, but the fact is Woods is still the No. 1 player in the world.
    on June 12, 2013     Source:

  3. 7 Year-End Tax Planning Strategies

    By Richard Feldman Nobody likes paying more taxes than they have to but that is exactly what the average investor does. How? By failing to implement strategies that can increase his or her long-term, after-tax return. The U.S. tax code provides planning opportunities for taxable investors when capital investments lose value. Unfortunately, many people foolishly cling to investments that were ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source:


  1. In an interview with ABC News, Hillary Clinton said "In the next ten years, during which they might foolishly consider launching an attack on Israel, we would be able to totally obliterate them."
    on Apr 22, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Atlantic Online

  2. "I can't wait. I'm really excited about him seeing it," Haynes said. "Maybe I'm being foolishly naive, but in terms of that sense of humour about himself and in terms of that sense of wanting to stir things up and change the sort of...
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: Todd Haynes Source: Ninemsn

  3. The movie "begins with an older man who feels his life has not led to his goal, his desire to finish a great work and he is still haunted by dreams of the young girl he foolishly lost when he was younger," Coppola told reporters. "He wakes up...
    on Oct 20, 2007 By: Francis Ford Coppola Source: Forbes

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