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
The first six years of my career in radio seem to have been driven by the foolishness that was legislated into the Clean Air Act of 1990.
Christopher Hooks at The Texas Observer has a remarkable window into all of this foolishness and, in passing, a lovely look ahead to those days when your healthcare money is going to be handed over to people like Greg Abbott.
Just as Wells Fargo’s assorted scandals highlight the absurdity of Republican efforts to do away with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Equifax breach shows the foolishness of deregulating credit agencies.
In addition, New York catcher Gary Sanchez highlighted the foolishness of an unlimited number of timeouts by trudging to the mound for meetings with his pitcher four times in the ninth inning alone.
Each character resonates as a problematic individual whose foolishness escalates first into drama, then tragedy.
Dosunmu's intent underscores the foolishness of high school players having to attend one year of college before becoming eligible for the NBA draft.
Cousins’s feeling of foolishness need not linger past the 2018 deadline.
There's nothing groundbreaking about the role, but the film's canny construction is ideally suited to Murray's instincts, and provides him with opportunities for all sorts of foolishness.
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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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