foolishness

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noun fool·ish·ness \ˈfü-lish-nəs\

Definition of foolishness

  1. 1 :  foolish behavior

  2. 2 :  a foolish act or idea

Examples of foolishness in a Sentence

  1. the foolishness of going off to search for the fountain of youth

  2. couldn't listen to another second of their foolishness, so I told them to be quiet

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First Known Use of foolishness

15th century



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