Antonyms for foolish

distinctive, eventful, discerning, big, worthwhile, principal, canny, demonstrable, staid, perspicacious, blue, sharp, keen, fundamental, ingenious, unsmiling, eggheaded, fast, insightful, sound, omniscient, right, prominent, skilful, impressive, dexterous, clear-sighted, momentous, sensible, rational, prudent, long-haired, happy, indisputable, basic, all-important, all-knowing, overbearing, preeminent, reasonable, quick-witted, sobersided, logical, no-nonsense, sane, consistent, demonstrated, adroit, fatal, intelligent, shrewd, material, cerebral, nerdish, talented, clever, worthy, true, expert, overmastering, major, eminent, po-faced, sapient, essential, hyperintelligent, nerdy, apt, quick, sedate, hard-boiled, distinguished, clearheaded, unquestionable, intellectualistic, savvy, astute, significant, remarkable, judgmatic, valid, gifted, weighty, fateful, illustrious, decisive, undeniable, owlish, nimble, keen-sighted, stable, solemn, well-advised, normal, sage, indubitable, bright, brainy, exceptional, supersmart, wise, ultrasmart, sagacious, serious, hardheaded, severe, dominant, smart, clear-eyed, Intellectualist, Sapiential, grave, valuable, balanced, alert, infallible, heady, renowned, substantial, established, key, notorious, prestigious, meaningful, lucid, great, sober, geeky, perceptive, incontestable, Sharp-witted, realistic, judicious, humorless, famous, intellectual, uncomic, Compos-mentis, discreet, consequential, earnest, certain, brilliant, incontrovertible, outstanding, important, overriding, chief.

Quotes of foolish

  1. It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
  2. The die is set and Malcolm will not escape for the foolish talk he spoke against his benefactor, such a man, is worthy of death, and it would have been so, were it not for Muhammad's confidence that God would give him the victory over the enemies. – Louis Farrakhan
  3. Idealists are foolish enough to throw caution to the winds. They have advanced mankind and have enriched the world. – Emma Goldman
  4. Who is more foolish The fool or the fool that follows it? – Alec Guinness
  5. Almost no one is foolish enough to imagine that he automatically deserves great success in any field of activity; yet almost everyone believes that he automatically deserves success in marriage. – Sydney J. Harris
  6. You're here to sweat. This program is live. There's about one thousand million people watching you. So, you remember- one wrong word, one foolish gesture and your whole career could go down in flames. Hold that thought and have a nice night. – Paul Hogan
  7. I'm of the mind that life is a risk, every time you leave your house it's a risk, and I see no reason to go through life with my hands tied behind my back for any reason. I'd be foolish to let something stop me from doing what I love to do. – Thomas Jane
  8. The best servants of the people, like the best valets, must whisper unpleasant truths in the master's ear. It is the court fool, not the foolish courtier, whom the king can least afford to lose. – Walter Lippmann
  9. Am I foolish and insignificant or am I great? I gave all the individuals in the world cause to kneel down in front of me. – Sun Myung Moon
  10. If we were living in ancient Rome or Greece, I would be considered sickly and unattractive. The times dictate that thin is better for some strange reason, which I think is foolish – Gwyneth Paltrow
  11. There is no refuge from memory and remorse in this world. The spirits of our foolish deeds haunt us, with or without repentance. – Gilbert Parker
  12. I have maintained a passionate interest in education, which leads me occasionally to make foolish and ill -considered remarks alleging that not everything is well in our schools. – Philip Pullman
  13. New York is a field of tireless and antagonistic interests undoubtedly fascinating but horribly unreal. Everybody is looking at everybody else a foolish crowd walking on mirrors. – Wallace Stevens
  14. Eddie Drake is sort of this loose cannon, funny, edgy guy, who has this really foolish foolish mustache. – Lee Tergesen

Usage examples for foolish

  1. " And they'll get frightened, and frightened men do foolish things," she finished. – Time Crime by H. Beam Piper
  2. Ah, then, you also will be foolish – Thelma by Marie Corelli
  3. " I am not so foolish as that," Mark replied. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  4. Mrs. Matheson was saying to Delia; aware as soon as the question was uttered that it was a foolish one. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  5. " We were very foolish Major Forrest said softly. – Jeanne of the Marshes by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  6. To give a life- it was different, and foolish – The Plow-Woman by Eleanor Gates
  7. He listen to such talk and go foolish also in the head. – The Wrong Twin by Harry Leon Wilson
  8. It was foolish but he insisted. – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  9. She had been foolish and perhaps a little wrong. – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  10. I was very glad to hear it, for I thought that Sir Peregrine was going to do a very foolish thing. – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  11. " Then it is a very foolish idea," said he. – The Heather-Moon by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  12. She knows, as we all know, that to play for money is a foolish thing to do. – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  13. He had been foolish no doubt. – The Squire's Daughter by Silas K(itto) Hocking
  14. I think I have been very foolish – Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
  15. He must have been foolish read it all how we may. – The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846 by Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett
  16. About this time he took what seemed a foolish step, looking alone to the progress of his art. – The Boyhood of Great Inventors by A. Fraser Robertson
  17. I've sometimes thought it the most foolish – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  18. Know, foolish girl, that we Rakshasas never die. – Folk-Tales of Bengal by Lal Behari Day
  19. When they were gone, I said to this lady, " What foolish talking have we had!" – The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson, LL.D. by James Boswell
  20. I felt sick and foolish – Roof and Meadow by Dallas Lore Sharp

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