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The adjective foolish implies a lack of common sense or good judgment or, sometimes, a weakness of mind: a foolish decision; The child seems foolish. Fatuous implies being not only foolish, dull, and vacant in mind, but complacent and highly self-satisfied as well: fatuous and self-important; fatuous answers. Silly denotes extreme and conspicuous foolishness; it may also refer to pointlessness of jokes, remarks, etc.: silly and senseless behavior; a perfectly silly statement. Inane applies to silliness that is notably lacking in content, sense, or point: inane questions that leave one with no reply. Stupid implies natural slowness or dullness of intellect, or, sometimes, a benumbed or dazed state of mind; it is also used to mean foolish or silly: He was rendered stupid by a blow; It is stupid to do such a thing. Asinine originally meant like an ass; it applies to witlessly stupid conversations or conduct and suggests a lack of social grace or perception: He failed to notice the reaction to his asinine remarks.

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Not only that, but a lot of their male family members — brothers, brothers-in-law, and fathers — had volunteered unsolicited opinions about how foolish they had been.
When Christians believe and propagate foolish things like QAnon, they make it even harder for others to listen.
I think the coronavirus response, which has been incompetent and foolish, has probably also contributed to their grievances.
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In Lukashenko’s Belarus, independent political leaders are seen as brave yet reckless, even foolish, for voluntarily jumping into the spotlight and risking his wrath.
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By the end of the 1500s, silly was used for “lacking good sense, foolish, irrational, ridiculous.”
It's an idle question, I know; wise men and musty philosophers say that regrets are foolish.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
For others life is but a foolish leisure with mock activities and mimic avocations to mask its uselessness.
More foolish, more culpable weakness was never shown than in thus yielding to these schemes.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
They that sit on mount Seir, and the Philistines, and the foolish people that dwell in Sichem.
Feeling sixteen and very foolish, she sank to the edge of a chair and muttered something about the charm of the room.
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