Definition of foolhardy in English:

foolhardy

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Pronunciation: /ˈfuːlhɑːdi
 
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adjective (foolhardier, foolhardiest)

Derivatives

foolhardily

adverb
More example sentences
  • They will not foolhardily engage in ‘nuclear war.’
  • Firearm users who take alcoholic drinks can make very poor decisions and shoot foolhardily, with devastating consequences.
  • I worked for a radio station over the summer in New Orleans where I foolhardily rode out Hurricane Andrew.

foolhardiness

noun
More example sentences
  • They came to throw their son at your face and see if you regret your foolhardiness.
  • More extraordinary is that as time went on, instead of criticism for incompetence and foolhardiness, Scott continued to attract hero-worship.
  • Most of the time, you're too real and human for that - your dorkiness, foolhardiness or vulnerability show through.

Origin

Middle English: from Old French folhardi, from fol 'foolish' + hardi 'bold' (see hardy).

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