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foolish

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1 showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment
  • foolish people who thought that the world would end in the year 2000
  • a foolish scheme that was supposed to make us all rich
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out to lunch

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2 conceived or made without regard for reason or reality
  • foolish attempts to construct a perpetual motion machine
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off the wall [slang]

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simple, foolish, silly, fatuous, asinine mean actually or apparently deficient in intelligence. simple implies a degree of intelligence inadequate to cope with anything complex or involving mental effort.
    • considered people simple who had trouble with computers
foolish implies the character of being or seeming unable to use judgment, discretion, or good sense.
    • foolish stunts
silly suggests failure to act as a rational being especially by ridiculous behavior.
    • the silly antics of revelers
fatuous implies foolishness, inanity, and disregard of reality.
    • fatuous conspiracy theories
asinine suggests utter and contemptible failure to use normal rationality or perception.
    • an asinine plot


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