foolhardy [fool-hahr-dee] SynonymsExamplesWord Originadjective, fool·har·di·er, fool·har·di·est.
- recklessly or thoughtlessly bold; foolishly rash or venturesome.
Origin of foolhardy 1175–1225; Middle English folhardy Old French fol hardi. See fool1, hardy1 Related formsfool·har·di·ly, adverbfool·har·di·ness, nounSynonyms for foolhardy impetuous, headlong, heedless, incautious. Related Words for foolhardiness temerity, carelessness, brashness, rashness, impetuousness Examples from the Web for foolhardiness Contemporary Examples of foolhardiness
They are now doomed to a lifetime’s torment, reminded of their foolhardiness every time someone tries to call.
March 22, 2013
Historical Examples of foolhardiness
Better as it is: over-caution is as great an error as foolhardiness.
Charles James Lever
On the top of a hill near by Peter bemoaned his losses and, it is said, his foolhardiness.
Daniel A. Goodsell
How many lives are lost through ignorance and foolhardiness!
Margaret Bruce Clarke
He said he saw nothing in it but foolhardiness and vain-glory.
Juliana Horatio Ewing
To do these things without sufficient reason is foolhardiness.
William DeWitt Hyde
British Dictionary definitions for foolhardiness foolhardy adjective -hardier or -hardiest
- heedlessly rash or adventurous
Derived Formsfoolhardily, adverbfoolhardiness, nounWord Origin for foolhardy C13: from Old French fol hardi, from fol foolish + hardi bold Word Origin and History for foolhardiness foolhardy adj.