[foo-lish] /ˈfu lɪʃ/
resulting from or showing a lack of sense; ill-considered; unwise:
a foolish action, a foolish speech.
lacking forethought or caution.
trifling, insignificant, or paltry.
resulting from folly or stupidity
ridiculous or absurd; not worthy of consideration
an archaic word for insignificant
early 14c., from fool (n.) + -ish. Related: Foolishly; foolishness. Old English words for this were dysig, stunt, dol.
see: penny wise and pound foolish
- Foolish powder
noun phrase Heroin (1930s+ Underworld)
[foolz-kap] /ˈfulzˌkæp/ noun 1. a type of inexpensive writing paper, especially legal-size, lined, yellow sheets, bound in tablet form. 2. Chiefly British. a size of drawing or printing paper, 13.5 × 17 inches (34 × 43 cm). Abbreviation: cap., fcp. 3. Also called foolscap octavo. a size of book, about 4.25 × 6.75 inches (11 […]
[fool-proof] /ˈfulˌpruf/ adjective 1. involving no risk or harm, even when tampered with. 2. never-failing: a foolproof method. /ˈfuːlˌpruːf/ adjective 1. proof against failure; infallible: a foolproof idea 2. (esp of machines) proof against human misuse, error, etc adj. also fool-proof, 1902, American English, “safe against the incompetence of a fool,” from fool (n.) + […]
1. The PDP-10 successor that was to have been built by the Super Foonly project at the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory along with a new operating system. The intention was to leapfrog from the old DEC time-sharing system SAIL was then running to a new generation, bypassing TENEX which at that time was the ARPANET […]