Examples of foolishness in a Sentence
the foolishness of going off to search for the fountain of youth
couldn't listen to another second of their foolishness, so I told them to be quiet
Recent Examples of foolishness from the Web
Social media, of course, laughed at the Bears for their foolishness in trading up.
Shanahan isn’t boxing him out of his offense, and Hyde won’t have any long-term issues learning a new offense. Don’t buy into that foolishness.
The women within these movements have warned of the foolishness of ignoring them.
UMO has been a local favorite for years in vaudeville and commedia-dell’arte-style circles for its combination of wit, foolishness and sharp political critique.
Just foolishness of course, just a story to tell, on a night when the bedsheet beasties walk the earth.
Instead, the hope that exists in these stories exists alongside the cruelty, despair, and foolishness.
Fortunately, one legislative leader had the common sense and courage to stop the foolishness.
Recent research findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition debunk this foolishness again.
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First Known Use of foolishness
Synonymsabsurdity, asininity, balminess, brainlessness, craziness, daftness, dippiness, dottiness, fatuity, fatuousness, folly, imbecility, inanity, insanity, lunacy, madness, nonsensicalness, nuttiness, preposterousness, senselessness, silliness, simplicity, unwisdom, wackiness, witlessness, zaniness
Antonymsprudence, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sanity, sapience, sensibleness, soundness, wisdom
Related Wordsdenseness, dim-wittedness, doltishness, dopiness, dullness (also dulness), dumbness, feeblemindedness, gormlessness [chiefly British], idiocy, mindlessness, oafishness, obtuseness, simplemindedness, simpleness, slowness, stupidity, stupidness, vacuity; fallacy, irrationality, unreasonableness; kookiness, weirdness; laughableness, ludicrousness, ridiculousness
Near Antonymslogicality, logicalness, rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness, validity; discernment, insight, perception, percipience
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