Definition of foolishness in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞oliSHnəs/


Lack of good sense or judgment; stupidity: she was realizing the foolishness of her actions
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  • For all its foolishness, though, the Midas myth contains neither death nor destruction.
  • The inevitable thoughts of his foolishness returned to him, no matter, how optimistic he tried to be.
  • To try to distil it through some intellectual process is foolishness.

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Syllabification: fool·ish·ness

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