foolhardy

  • 1 Foolhardy — Fool har dy, a. [OF. folhardi. See {Fool} idiot, and {Hardy}.] Daring without judgment; foolishly adventurous and bold. Howell. Syn: Rash; venturesome; venturous; precipitate; reckless; headlong; incautious. See {Rash}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 foolhardy — index hot blooded, imprudent, impulsive (rash), precipitate, presumptuous, reckless, thoughtless …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 foolhardy — (adj.) early 13c., from FOOL (Cf. fool) (n.) + M.E. hardi bold; hence foolishly brave (see HARDY (Cf. hardy)). Cf. O.Fr. fol hardi …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 foolhardy — daring, daredevil, rash, reckless, *adventurous, venturesome Analogous words: bold, audacious (see BRAVE): headlong, *precipitate, impetuous Antonyms: wary Contrasted words: *cautious, circumspect, calculating …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 foolhardy — [adj] impetuous, rash adventuresome, adventurous, audacious, bold, breakneck*, daredevil, daring, devil may care*, harebrained*, headstrong, imprudent, incautious, irresponsible, madcap, off deep end*, out on limb*, precipitate, reckless,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 foolhardy — ► ADJECTIVE (foolhardier, foolhardiest) ▪ recklessly bold or rash. DERIVATIVES foolhardily adverb foolhardiness noun. ORIGIN Old French folhardi, from fol foolish + hardi emboldened …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 foolhardy — [fo͞ol′här΄dē] adj. foolhardier, foolhardiest [ME folhardi < OFr fol hardi < fol, FOOL1 + hardi: see HARDY1] bold or daring in a foolish way; rash; reckless foolhardily adv. foolhardiness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 foolhardy — adj. foolhardy to + inf. (it was foolhardy of him to even try) * * * [ fuːlˌhɑːdɪ] foolhardy to + inf. (it was foolhardy of him to even try) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 foolhardy — [[t]fu͟ːlhɑː(r)di[/t]] ADJ GRADED: oft it v link ADJ to inf (disapproval) If you describe behaviour as foolhardy, you disapprove of it because it is extremely risky. When he tested an early vaccine on himself, some described the act as foolhardy …

    English dictionary

  • 10 foolhardy — adjective Marked by unthinking recklessness with disregard for danger; bold but rash; hotheaded In the middle distance several foolhardy souls in wet suits were surfing toward some foamy outbursts on the rocky headland... Syn …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 foolhardy — fool|har|dy [ˈfu:lha:di US a:r ] adj taking stupid and unnecessary risks = ↑reckless ▪ a foolhardy attempt to capture more territory >foolhardiness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 foolhardy — fool|har|dy [ ful,hardi ] adjective ignoring obvious dangers in a stupid way: RECKLESS: It was foolhardy to get involved in the first place. ╾ fool|har|di|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 foolhardy — adjective taking stupid and unnecessary risks: a foolhardy attempt to capture more territory foolhardiness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 foolhardy — adjective their foolhardy plans Syn: reckless, rash, irresponsible, impulsive, hotheaded, impetuous, bullheaded, daredevil, devil may care, madcap, harebrained, precipitate, hasty, overhasty; literary temerarious See note at temerity …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 foolhardy — UK [ˈfuːlˌhɑː(r)dɪ] / US [ˈfulˌhɑrdɪ] adjective formal ignoring obvious dangers in a stupid way It was foolhardy to get involved in the first place. Derived word: foolhardiness noun uncountable …

    English dictionary

  • 16 foolhardy — adjective Date: 13th century foolishly adventurous and bold ; rash Synonyms: see adventurous • foolhardily adverb • foolhardiness noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 foolhardy — foolhardily, adv. foolhardiness, n. /foohl hahr dee/, adj., foolhardier, foolhardiest. recklessly or thoughtlessly bold; foolishly rash or venturesome. [1175 1225; ME folhardy < OF fol hardi. See FOOL1, HARDY] Syn. impetuous, headlong, heedless,… …

    Universalium

  • 18 foolhardy — Synonyms and related words: adventuresome, adventurous, audacious, bold, brash, careless, cheeky, daredevil, daring, death defying, devil may care, enterprising, fire eating, forward, gutsy, harebrained, hasty, headlong, heedless, hotheaded,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 foolhardy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. daring, brash, reckless, venturesome. See rashness. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. impetuous, reckless, precipitate, headlong; see rash . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. reckless, rash, foolish, risk …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 foolhardy — adj. reckless, impulsive; bold, fearless …

    English contemporary dictionary


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