foolhardy

[ fool-hahr-dee ]SEE DEFINITION OF foolhardy

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FOOLHARDY

But the fear and confidence of the coward or foolhardy or madman, on the contrary, are base?

You know, it occurred to me later that was a foolhardy thing to say!

Should you not have said that he was remarkable for his prudence rather than thoughtless or foolhardy?

Well, of all the foolhardy, cowardly tricks, I believe that takes the premium!

Then what a pretty fix he would have got himself into, just by a foolhardy freak!

You are fairly safe here, and it would be foolhardy to expose yourself.

I must frankly own it was foolhardy; it was rash, it was even dangerous.

To attempt to penetrate this network of defences seemed to be foolhardy.

So after all my warnings the Dales were foolhardy enough to ride into danger.

What should he do—should he give up this foolhardy expedition and retrace his steps?

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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