Foolhardy definition

fo͝olhärdē
Bold or daring in a foolish way; rash; reckless.
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Unwisely bold or venturesome; rash.
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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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Other Word Forms

Adjective

Base Form:
foolhardy
Comparative:
foolhardier
Superlative:
foolhardiest

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