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synonyms for foolishly

  • mistakenly
  • stupidly
  • unwisely
  • absurdly
  • ill-advisedly
  • imprudently
  • incautiously
  • indiscreetly
  • injudiciously
  • short-sightedly

antonyms for foolishly

MOST RELEVANT
  • carefully
  • cautiously
  • sensibly
  • thoughtfully
  • wisely
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How to use foolishly in a sentence

He wore no hat and scarcely needed one, and while his physique was that of a mighty man his face was foolishly weak and vain.
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
The most myopic of creatures could have seen that Anne was foolishly in love with her rascal husband.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
In her dim, cushioned corner Mollie Gretna lay back against the wall, her face pale and her weak mouth foolishly agape.
DOPESAX ROHMER
I have foolishly undertaken to write music for a ballet Cinderella, at a very small fee.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
When any new danger threatens they lay the blame on Moses; they even foolishly regret that they had not died in Egypt.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IIJOHN LORD
Sometimes human societies have built so foolishly upon it that the result has been collapse.
TABOO AND GENETICSMELVIN MOSES KNIGHT, IVA LOWTHER PETERS, AND PHYLLIS MARY BLANCHARD
It was all that I could say, and then all of a sudden I came to myself and stood there laughing very foolishly.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
He kicked his legs into the air, rolled around, wallowed and otherwise acted foolishly.
THE RED COW AND HER FRIENDSPETER MCARTHUR
But Danny was of late becoming foolishly obstinate in his sprees, and less disposed to "git" when a landlord had done with him.
OVER THE SLIPRAILSHENRY LAWSON
He felt that he had acted foolishly, and his reluctance to tell his story to his young friends, therefore, was only natural.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FOOLISHLY

  • foolishly
  • heedlessly
  • impulsively
  • inconsiderately
  • obtusely
  • passionately
  • purblindly
  • recklessly
  • regardlessly
  • senselessly
  • thoughtlessly
  • tumultuously
  • unreasonably
  • unreasoningly
  • willfully
  • without rhyme or reason
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.