V. RESULTS OF REASONING
[Antonyms: intelligence, wisdom.]
[Nouns] want of intelligence [more], want of intellect [more]; shadowness, silliness, foolishness; imbecility, incapacity, vacancy of mind, poverty of intellect, clouded perception, poor head, apartments to let; stupidity, stolidity; hebetude, dull understanding, meanest capacity, shortsightedness; incompetence (unskillfulness) [more].
simplicity, puerility, babyhood; dotage, anility, second childishness, fatuity; idiocy, idiotism; driveling.
folly, frivolity, irrationality, trifling, ineptitude, nugacity, inconsistency, lip wisdom, conceit; sophistry [more]; giddiness (inattention) [more]; eccentricity [more]; extravagance (absurdity) [more]; rashness [more].
act of folly [more].
be imbecile; have no brains, have no sense [more].
weak headed, addle headed, puzzle headed, blunder headed, muddle headed, muddy headed, pig headed, beetle headed, buffle headed, chuckle headed, mutton headed, maggoty headed, grossheaded; beef headed, fat witted, fat-headed.
weak-minded, feeble-minded; dull minded, shallow minded, lack-brained; rattle-brained, rattle headed; half witted, lean witted, short witted, dull witted, blund-witted, shallow-pated, clod-pated, addle-pated; dim-sighted, short-sighted; thick-skulled; weak in the upper story.
childish; infantine, infantile, babyish, babish; puerile, anile; simple (credulous) [more].
fatuous, idiotic, imbecile, driveling; blatant, babbling; vacant; sottish; bewildered [more].
blockish, unteachable, Boeotian, Boeotic; bovine; ungifted, undiscerning, unenlightened, unwise, unphilosphical; apish; simious.
foolish, silly, senseless, irrational, insensate, nonsensical, inept; maudlin.
[Applied to actions] foolish, unwise, injudicious, improper, unreasonable, without reason, ridiculous, silly, stupid, asinine; ill-imagined, ill-advised, ill-judged, ill-devised; mal entendu; inconsistent, irrational, unphilosophical; extravagant (nonsensical) [more]; sleeveless, idle; useless [more]; inexpedient [more]; frivolous (trivial) [more].
[Phrases] Davus sum non [Edipus]; "a fool's bolt is soon shot" [Henry V.] clitellae bovi sunt impositae [Cicero]; "fools rush in where angels fear to tread" [Pope]; il n'a ni bouche ni eperon; "the bookful blockhead, ignorantly read" [Pope]; "to varnish nonsense with the charms of sound" [Churchill].