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[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.
unwise; silly
resulting from folly or stupidity
ridiculous or absurd; not worthy of consideration
weak-minded; simple
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


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