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Not only that, but a lot of their male family members — brothers, brothers-in-law, and fathers — had volunteered unsolicited opinions about how foolish they had been.“People want to believe”: How Love Fraud builds an absorbing docuseries around a romantic con man|Alissa Wilkinson|September 4, 2020|Vox
When Christians believe and propagate foolish things like QAnon, they make it even harder for others to listen.Evangelicals are looking for answers online. They’re finding QAnon instead.|Abby Ohlheiser|August 26, 2020|MIT Technology Review
I think the coronavirus response, which has been incompetent and foolish, has probably also contributed to their grievances.
In Lukashenko’s Belarus, independent political leaders are seen as brave yet reckless, even foolish, for voluntarily jumping into the spotlight and risking his wrath.
By the end of the 1500s, silly was used for “lacking good sense, foolish, irrational, ridiculous.”
Sweden explores new frontiers in our misguided, foolish, pointless obsession with rating and censoring entertainment.
One strip, Foolish Grandpa and Sour Henry, shows Grandpa being hit on the head by a sandbag and blown up by dynamite.
McConnell did what he did in 2005, and he was foolish enough to boast about it in public less than two weeks before an election.
The only thing these “tests” reveal is a window into the foolish psyche of whomever applies them.Ex-NFL Linebacker: We Talk Around Race, Not About It|Carl Banks|October 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
How foolish to ask what is the best education for one or seven or sixty million souls!College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School|Michael S. Roth|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now don't be foolish—stay here with Uncle George and the doctor until you cool down.Kennedy Square|F. Hopkinson Smith
Well, of course the saying is foolish, and sounds doubly ridiculous in this age when people believe in neither God nor devil.The Sorrows of Satan|Marie Corelli
“That foolish fellow is going to be late,” he muttered, glancing over his paper at the clock on the chimney-piece.Post Haste|R.M. Ballantyne
I know you'll think I'm foolish, but whenever I look at her portrait I think of him.The Music Master|Charles Klein
I was foolish drunk,' he says, but there was a look in his eyes that was nasty.Rimrock Trail|J. Allan Dunn
British Dictionary definitions for foolish
Derived forms of foolishfoolishly, adverbfoolishness, noun
Idioms and Phrases with foolish
see penny wise and pound foolish.