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  1. lack of wisdom or good judgment; foolish quality: Oh, the foolishness of thinking that wealth brings happiness!

  2. foolish talk, ideas, or behavior: How could someone with such a clever mind as yourself talk such foolishness?

  1. a foolish act, error, habit, etc.: Shakespeare, who looks at all men as if from Mount Olympus, notes their foibles and foolishnesses, and yet smiles on them all.

Origin of foolishness


Other words from foolishness

  • o·ver·fool·ish·ness, noun
  • un·fool·ish·ness, noun

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