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foolishness Line breaks: fool¦ish|ness
Pronunciation: /ˈfuːlɪʃnəs/

Definition of foolishness in English:

noun

[mass noun]
Lack of good sense or judgement; 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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