foolproof foolproof  /ˈful ˌpruf/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) proof against human misuse or error
  2. (adj) not liable to failure

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The ad industry has already run into trouble with the Federal Trade Commission for doctoring Brand X to ensure foolproof inferiority.
  2. Indeed, the very essence of ambiguity is our vain search for a bloodless, odorless, motionless, painless, foolproof mode of killing healthy people.
  3. Two years later he won a practically foolproof campaign as a Roosevelt and Labor man against old Republican Senator Henry Allen.

News

  1. America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: The Best Blueberry Pie

    Above: Test kitchen chef Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a blueberry pie filling that is firm and full of fresh, bright flavor and still-plump berries, and uncovers the test kitchen’s secret to a foolproof pie dough recipe that bakes up tender and flaky every single time.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: KPBS San Diego

  2. Award leaks, Final game day; more

    • Surprisingly, the names of the major award winners are leaking out before tonight’s presentation. But the plan was foolproof! Foolproof! • Can tonight’s Game 2 possibly live up to the hype generated by Game 1? I’ve already called in sick for Monday, just in case.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

  3. Top Line: NHL award winner leaks; Stanley Cup Final game day; more links

    • Surprisingly, the names of the major award winners are leaking out before tonight’s presentation. But the plan was foolproof! Foolproof! • Can tonight’s Game 2 possibly live up to the hype generated by Game 1? I’ve already called in sick for Monday, just in case.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Sports Illustrated

Quotes

  1. "There is, of course, no foolproof solution," Obama said. "As we develop new screening technologies and procedures, our adversaries will seek new ways to evade them, as was shown by the Christmas attack. In the never-ending race to protect...
    on Jan 8, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. "Each of these steps raises the bar to an attack. None of this is perfect. None of them is foolproof. But we're always better off when we build higher levels of security," Chertoff said.
    on Nov 24, 2006 By: Michael Chertoff Source: SunHerald.com

  3. "In a situation when no cricket team was ready to come to Pakistan, the Sri Lanka team was promised foolproof security of VVIP level and that promise was not kept," Nawaz said. "This a security lapse and taking this responsibility the...
    on Mar 3, 2009 By: Sarfraz Nawaz Source: International Herald Tribune

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