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They've made us look foolish. Times, Sunday Times (2017)When a bubble that was too big for central bankers burst, partly due to his beloved derivatives, he was made to look foolish. Times, Sunday Times (2016)To not be able to laugh about it is what really makes you look foolish. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was just foolish and he knows that. The Sun (2011)Who are the foolish people who paid for them? Times, Sunday Times (2016)She will feel rather foolish when she remembers. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Can anything be more ridiculous or more foolish? Christianity Today (2000)It was not her fault that she was unable to foresee the foolish actions of greedy men. Times, Sunday Times (2008)If not he will look naive and foolish. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Feel so foolish for getting caught up in the ego frenzy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He has made himself look foolish and has shown himself to be out of touch. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Are people being lazy or just foolish? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Only the most tenacious or foolish of people would attempt such a thing. The Broken God (1993)But partly it is the fear of looking foolish. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We just stand around feeling foolish. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It might make them feel foolish. The Sun (2011)This made him look rather foolish. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)As for the knights, their behaviour was foolish. Words Of Love: Passionate Women from Heloise to Sylvia Plath (2006)The calmness also leaves you better prepared to avoid danger from other people's foolish actions. Love, Medicine and Miracles (1990)Sadly, some foolish people will get wind of your methods. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Shame: a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It was a foolish action which I completely regret. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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British English: foolish ADJECTIVE
If someone's behaviour or action is foolish, it is not sensible and shows a lack of good judgment.
It would be foolish to raise hopes unnecessarily.
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