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foolhardy

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of foolhardy

  1. 1 foolishly adventurous or bold hikers who were foolhardy enough to remain on the summit during a thunderstorm Synonyms of foolhardy audacious, brash, daredevil, madcap, overbold, overconfident, reckless, temerarious Words Related to foolhardy adventuresome, adventurous, bold, daring, venturesome, venturous; brave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, gutsy, hardy, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, manful, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undauntable, undaunted, valiant, valorous; hotheaded; impetuous, imprudent, impulsive, incautious, rash; brainless, foolish, harebrained, scatterbrained; careless, heedless, thoughtless; hasty, headlong, precipitate Near Antonyms of foolhardy unadventurous, unambitious; fainthearted, fearful, mousy (or mousey), scary, shy, skittish, timid, timorous; calm, cool, levelheaded, sensible; alert, intelligent, quick-witted, sharp; chicken, chickenhearted, cowardly, craven, dastardly, lily-livered, pusillanimous, recreant, spineless, unheroic, yellow Antonyms of foolhardy careful, cautious, circumspect, guarded, heedful, prudent, safe, wary

  2. 2 having or showing a lack of concern for the consequences of one's actions it's foolhardy to go hiking during late fall without warm clothes Synonyms of foolhardy daredevil, devil-may-care, reckless, harum-scarum, hell-for-leather, irresponsible, kamikazeWords Related to foolhardy adventurous, audacious, bold, daring, venturesome; hasty, headlong, hotheaded, impetuous, precipitate, rash, wild; blithe, carefree, happy-go-lucky, madcap, slaphappy; nonchalant, unconcerned, unworried; careless, freewheeling, heedless, inattentive, incautious, mindless, regardless, unheeding, unmindful; feckless, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unthinkingNear Antonyms of foolhardy careful, cautious, circumspect, heedful; overcareful, overcautious, timidAntonyms of foolhardy responsible

Synonym Discussion of foolhardy

adventurous, venturesome, daring, daredevil, rash, reckless, foolhardy mean exposing oneself to danger more than required by good sense. adventurous implies a willingness to accept risks but not necessarily imprudence.
    • adventurous pioneers
venturesome implies a jaunty eagerness for perilous undertakings.
    • venturesome stunt pilots
daring implies fearlessness in courting danger.
    • daring mountain climbers
daredevil stresses ostentation in daring.
    • daredevil motorcyclists
rash suggests imprudence and lack of forethought.
    • a rash decision
reckless implies heedlessness of probable consequences.
    • a reckless driver
foolhardy suggests a recklessness that is inconsistent with good sense.
    • the foolhardy sailor ventured into the storm


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