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
These queries say more about the foolishness of the questioner than anything about the player.
Will violence toward women and general off-field foolishness drag us away?
Finally, all those lasers and fire pots and foolishness would be lost at Jazz Fest because the sun's out.
Of course, this sort of foolishness is nothing new.
When James returned despite the comic sans foolishness, that was the agreement: Gilbert would spend and spend and then spend some more.
There are nevertheless important lessons about the foolishness of Trump’s political strategy and the state of the economic recovery itself.
Jane’s foolishness goes way overboard – this is compelling.
Oh and the Wildcat fan wasn’t even finished with his foolishness.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'foolishness.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use of foolishness
absurdity, asininity, balminess, brainlessness, craziness, daftness, dippiness, dottiness, fatuity, fatuousness, folly, imbecility, inanity, insanity, lunacy, madness, nonsensicalness, nuttiness, preposterousness, senselessness, silliness, simplicity, wackiness, witlessness, zaniness;
denseness, dim-wittedness, doltishness, dopiness, dullness (also dulness), dumbness, feeblemindedness, idiocy, mindlessness, oafishness, obtuseness, simplemindedness, simpleness, slowness, stupidity, stupidness, vacuity;
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up foolishness? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).