foolhardy

[ fool-hahr-dee ]
/ ˈfulˌhɑr di /

adjective, fool·har·di·er, fool·har·di·est.

recklessly or thoughtlessly bold; foolishly rash or venturesome.

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Origin of foolhardy

1175–1225; Middle English folhardy < Old French fol hardi. See fool1, hardy1

OTHER WORDS FROM foolhardy

fool·har·di·ly, adverbfool·har·di·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for foolhardy

foolhardy
/ (ˈfuːlˌhɑːdɪ) /

adjective -hardier or -hardiest

heedlessly rash or adventurous

Derived forms of foolhardy

foolhardily, adverbfoolhardiness, noun

Word Origin for foolhardy

C13: from Old French fol hardi, from fol foolish + hardi bold
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