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Pronunciation:  f'ool`ishnus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a stupid mistake
  2. [n]  the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
  3. [n]  the quality of being rash and foolish

FOOLISHNESS is a 11 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: betise, craziness, folly, folly, folly, imbecility, stupidity, unwiseness
 Antonyms: wisdom, wiseness
 See Also: absurdity, error, fatuity, fatuousness, fault, indiscretion, injudiciousness, mistake, silliness, stupidity, trait



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fool"ish*ness\, n.
1. The quality of being foolish.

2. A foolish practice; an absurdity.

         The preaching of the cross is to them that perish
         foolishness.                          --1 Cor. i.

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