foolishness foolishness  /ˈfu lɪʃ nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
  2. (n) the quality of being rash and foolish
  3. (n) a stupid mistake

Usage(s):

  1. But any plan that would prevent home prices from declining would be foolishness squared.
  2. He never understood that faith, unaccompanied by rigorous skepticism, is a recipe for myopia and foolishness.
  3. Jelinek paused, apparently amused at the foolishness of the question, then replied: financial independence, of course.

News

  1. Fearless Predictions: Who Will Take Home the Daytime Emmys

    Here it is folks ? that annual exercise in utter foolishness and certain humiliation known as my Daytime Emmy predictions! But, hey, don't take my word for anything. For the first time ever, you fans can watch the reels that each nominated show and star submitted to the blue-ribbon panels by going to HLNtv.com. And don't miss the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing live on HLN from the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: TV Guide

  2. Today's News: Our Take - Fearless Predictions: Who Will Take Home the Daytime Emmys

    Here it is folks ? that annual exercise in utter foolishness and certain humiliation known as my Daytime Emmy predictions! But, hey, don't take my word for anything. For the first time ever, you fans can watch the reels that each nominated show and star submitted to the blue-ribbon panels by going to HLNtv.com. And don't miss the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, airing live on HLN from the ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: TV Guide

  3. Edward Snowden: The Price of Being a ‘Whistleblower’

    Michelle Singletary discusses the NSA leak, cashing in on vacation pay and financial foolishness.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Post

Quotes

  1. Bratton called the hearing "grandstanding and foolishness" and said he would not take part.
    on Jul 31, 2008 By: William Bratton Source: CNN

  2. "Right now, we can't control the ranking," Sendek said. "We can't control our schedule. So it would be a colossal act of foolishness to spend any time thinking about that right now."
    on Dec 11, 2008 By: Herb Sendek Source: AZ Central.com

  3. In A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens wrote, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity; it was the season of Light,...
    on Sep 16, 2008 By: Charles Dickens Source: Jakarta Post

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