Definition of foolishness
1 : foolish behavior
2 : a foolish act or idea
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
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.
The latter got crossways with Senator Angus King, Independent of Maine, and the Mustache of Righteousness was having none of Coats's foolishness.
She was cast as a woman so hopelessly immature that the ensemble around her functioned as a support system, and what little plot existed was driven by her impulsive foolishness.
His dad kept him on the playgrounds, kept him into sports, and away from the foolishness.
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