Foolhardy meaning

fo͝ol'här'dē
The definition of foolhardy is reckless or without regard for the possible consequences.

Deciding to try cliff diving with no safety procedures in place and no experience is an example of something that would be described as a foolhardy activity.

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Unwisely bold or venturesome; rash.
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Bold or daring in a foolish way; rash; reckless.
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Origin of foolhardy

  • Middle English folhardi from Old French fol hardi fol fool fool hardi bold hardy1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English folhardy, folehardi, folherdi, from Old French fol hardi (“foolishly bold”), equivalent to fool +‎ hardy. Compare fool-bold, fool-large, etc.
    From Wiktionary