Synonyms for foolhardiness

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Better as it is: over-caution is as great an error as foolhardiness.

On the top of a hill near by Peter bemoaned his losses and, it is said, his foolhardiness.

How many lives are lost through ignorance and foolhardiness!

He said he saw nothing in it but foolhardiness and vain-glory.

To do these things without sufficient reason is foolhardiness.

You are lucky, Sveinungi, that you have not come to grief with your foolhardiness.

The Major said that it was foolhardiness; the Captain bantered me to go.

Faith in this connection may easily degenerate into foolhardiness.

No, no, it is foolhardiness, and I have not the courage to apply the match to this powder-barrel!

There was that foolhardiness he had seen in Sordello before.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from fool (n.) + Middle English hardi "bold;" hence "foolishly brave" (see hardy). Cf. Old French fol hardi.

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