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adjective foolish pronunciation in American English /ˈfulɪʃ/

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  1. 1
    lacking good sense and judgment

    a foolish mistake

    I did some stupid things when I was young and foolish.

    it is foolish to do something:

    It would be foolish to change your mind now.

    very/singularly/extremely foolish:

    That was a singularly foolish thing to do.

  2. 2
    embarrassed because of something stupid that you have done

    I tried to ask a question, but just made myself look foolish.

    I felt so foolish when I realized what I had done.

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