Synonyms for foolish

Synonyms for (adjective) foolish

Synonyms: anserine, foolish, gooselike, goosey, goosy, jerky, dopey, dopy

Definition: having or revealing stupidity

Usage: ridiculous anserine behavior; a dopey answer; a dopey kid; some fool idea about rewriting authors' books

Similar words: stupid

Definition: lacking or marked by lack of intellectual acuity


Synonyms: foolish

Definition: devoid of good sense or judgment

Usage: foolish remarks; a foolish decision

Similar words: absurd, derisory, cockeyed, idiotic, ludicrous, laughable, preposterous, ridiculous, nonsensical

Definition: incongruous;inviting ridicule

Usage: the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework; that's a cockeyed idea; ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer; a contribution so small as to be laughable; it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion; a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history; her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous


Similar words: mindless, inane, asinine, fatuous, vacuous

Definition: devoid of intelligence


Similar words: wacky, whacky, zany, goofy, cockamamie, cockamamy, sappy, silly

Definition: ludicrous, foolish

Usage: gave me a cockamamie reason for not going; wore a goofy hat; a silly idea; some wacky plan for selling more books


Similar words: fond

Definition: absurd or silly because unlikely

Usage: fond hopes of becoming President; fond fancies


Similar words: harebrained, insane, mad

Definition: very foolish

Usage: harebrained ideas; took insane risks behind the wheel; a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains


Similar words: misguided, ill-conceived

Definition: poorly conceived or thought out

Usage: an ill-conceived plan to take over the company


Similar words: scatterbrained, scatty, rattlebrained, rattlepated

Definition: lacking sense or discretion

Usage: his rattlebrained crackpot ideas; how rattlepated I am! I've forgotten what I came for- Glenway Westcott


Similar words: unwise

Definition: showing or resulting from lack of judgment or wisdom

Usage: an unwise investor is soon impoverished