Synonyms and related words:
Urdummheit, absurdity, absurdness, big deal, blank mind, blankmindedness, blankness, brainlessness, bull, bunk, calm of mind, craziness, devilishness, devilment, devilry, deviltry, dottiness, elfishness, emptiness, emptiness of mind, empty-headedness, fallow mind, fatuity, flightiness, flimsiness, folly, frivolity, frivolousness, futility, giddiness, high spirits, idleness, ignorance, impishness, impracticality, imprudence, inanity, incapacity, indiscretion, ineptitude, injudiciousness, insanity, insensibility, irrationality, lackbrainedness, lackwittedness, levity, lightness, low IQ, ludicrousness, lunacy, mental blankness, mental weakness, mercuriality, mindlessness, mischief, mischievousness, nirvana, nonsense, nugacity, oblivion, passivity, playfulness, prankishness, pranksomeness, preposterousness, primal stupidity, puckishness, quietism, reasonlessness, ridiculousness, roguery, roguishness, scampishness, senselessness, shallowness, silliness, slackmindedness, slackwittedness, slenderness, slightness, sportiveness, superficiality, tabula rasa, thoughtfreeness, thoughtlessness, tranquillity, triflingness, triteness, triviality, trivialness, unintellectuality, unintelligence, unreasonableness, unwisdom, unwiseness, vacancy, vacuity, vanity, vapidity, volatility, waggery, waggishness, witlessness, youthful spirits

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Foolishness — Fool ish*ness, n. 1. The quality of being foolish. [1913 Webster] 2. A foolish practice; an absurdity. [1913 Webster] The preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness. 1 Cor. i. 18. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • foolishness — index credulity, ignorance, inexpedience, jargon (unintelligible language), lunacy, temerity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • foolishness — [n] idiocy, nonsense absurdity, absurdness, bunk*, carrying on*, claptrap*, craziness, dumb trick*, folly, foolery, fool trick, horse feathers*, impracticality, imprudence, inanity, indiscretion, insanity, insensibility, irrationality,… …   New thesaurus

  • foolishness — n. foolishness to + inf. (it was foolishness to do it) * * * [ fuːlɪʃnɪs] foolishness to + inf. (it was foolishness to do it) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • foolishness — noun I regretted my foolishness Syn: folly, stupidity, idiocy, imbecility, silliness, inanity, thoughtlessness, imprudence, injudiciousness, lack of foresight, lack of sense, irresponsibility, indiscretion, foolhardiness, rashness, recklessness… …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • foolishness — foolish ► ADJECTIVE ▪ lacking good sense or judgement; silly or unwise. DERIVATIVES foolishly adverb foolishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • foolishness — noun 1. the trait of acting stupidly or rashly (Freq. 2) • Syn: ↑folly, ↑unwiseness • Ant: ↑wisdom (for: ↑folly) • Derivationally related forms …   Useful english dictionary

  • foolishness — noun Date: 15th century 1. foolish behavior 2. a foolish act or idea …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • foolishness — See foolishly. * * * …   Universalium

  • foolishness — noun a) The state of being foolish. b) A thing or event that is foolish, or an absurdity. Syn: imprudence, folly, extravagance, irresponsibility, indiscretion …   Wiktionary

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