Meaning of foolhardy in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfuːlhɑːdi/

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adjectiveadjective foolhardier, adjective foolhardiest

  • Recklessly bold or rash.

    ‘it would be foolhardy to go into the scheme without support’
    • ‘It is, if we are honest with ourselves, a bold, possibly even foolhardy undertaking.’
    • ‘The signings can be described as bold or foolhardy, but which will it turn out to be?’
    • ‘Regiments travelled extensively to attack each other and a host of enemies who were foolhardy enough to provoke us.’
    • ‘Three years ago I was foolhardy enough to call the Turner's structure ‘exemplary’.’
    • ‘Those who would be foolhardy enough to actually take any of this seriously would do better to steer clear of this film.’
    • ‘The swings were made out of the hardest substances known to man, and could decapitate anyone foolhardy enough to walk past.’
    • ‘That includes digging a hole in the ice for those brave or foolhardy enough to take a very chilly dip.’
    • ‘If you are foolhardy enough to plan a visit to The Bridge, however, there are a few things to bear in mind.’
    • ‘She wasn't foolhardy enough to take them all on by herself, that was for sure.’
    • ‘Earl shouted, bravely standing up to his Superiors, something few Villagers had ever been foolhardy enough to do.’
    • ‘If you've been foolhardy enough to dismiss the series as lady-fodder, let FHM enlighten you.’
    • ‘In fact, Chia has only two words for anybody foolhardy enough to attempt it.’
    • ‘Fortunately, none of my students had been foolhardy enough to follow me.’
    • ‘How many were merely foolhardy enough to get their hands too close to his mouth, and how many actually hurt him?’
    • ‘The counsel will have a lot to say about your foolhardy irresponsible actions.’
    • ‘Last night I did what you will doubtless term very foolhardy extravagant and unwise.’
    • ‘A glance over the unprotected ledge was enough to scare the most foolhardy.’
    • ‘Most of them are on the road long enough not to fall into that foolhardy trap.’
    • ‘This doesn't mean becoming foolhardy, though it helps to be fun and playful.’
    reckless, rash, incautious, careless, heedless, unheeding, thoughtless, unwise, imprudent, irresponsible, injudicious, impulsive, hot-headed, impetuous, daredevil, devil-may-care, death-or-glory, madcap, hare-brained, precipitate, precipitous, desperate, hasty, overhasty, over-adventurous, over-venturesome
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Middle English from Old French folhardi, from fol ‘foolish’ + hardi ‘bold’ (see hardy).