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foolhardy

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adjective fool·har·dy \ˈfül-ˌhär-dē\

Simple Definition of foolhardy

  • : foolishly doing things that are too dangerous or risky

Full Definition of foolhardy

  1. :  foolishly adventurous and bold :  rash

fool·har·di·ly play \-ˌhär-dəl-ē\ adverb
fool·har·di·ness play \-ˌhär-dē-nəs\ noun

Examples of foolhardy

  1. <hikers who were foolhardy enough to remain on the summit during a thunderstorm>

  2. <it's foolhardy to go hiking during late fall without warm clothes>



13th Century

First Known Use of foolhardy

13th century

Synonym Discussion of foolhardy

adventurous, venturesome, daring, daredevil, rash, reckless, foolhardy mean exposing oneself to danger more than required by good sense. adventurous implies a willingness to accept risks but not necessarily imprudence <adventurous pioneers>. venturesome implies eagerness for perilous undertakings <venturesome stunt pilots>. daring implies fearlessness in courting danger <daring mountain climbers>. daredevil stresses ostentation in daring <daredevil motorcyclists>. rash suggests imprudence and lack of forethought <a rash decision>. reckless implies heedlessness of probable consequences <a reckless driver>. foolhardy suggests a lack of good sense <the foolhardy sailor ventured into the storm>.

Rhymes with foolhardy



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