Definitions

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  • adj. superlative form of foolish: most foolish.

Etymologies

foolish +‎ -est (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My best is like a five-finger exercise compared with the foolishest thing she ripples off.

    BY THE TURTLES OF TASMAN

  • I could be content that we might procreate like trees, without conjunction, or that there were any way to perpetuate the world without this trivial and vulgar way of coition: it is the foolishest act a wise man commits in all his life, nor is there anything that will more deject his cooled imagination, when he shall consider what an odd and unworthy piece of folly he hath committed.

    Religio Medici

  • Woman, he declares, is the "crooked piece of man," and man has no greater misfortune than that he must commune with her to reproduce: it is "the foolishest act a wise man commits in all his life."

    Was It Something I Said?

  • Every one would think you the worst blasphemers, or the very foolishest old women, with your new belief!

    Thus spake Zarathustra; A book for all and none

  • Having a passel of folks wandering around here in masks is the foolishest notion I ever struck!

    Nevermore

  • To whom she; 'O thou foolishest of all mortals, hast thou performed all the commands, that this only is wanting?'

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • He saith unto them, 'Let me go now and become a penitent,' But they say, 'O thou foolishest of men, dost thou not know that this world in which thou art is like the sabbath, and the world out of which thou camest is like the evening of the sabbath?

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • The wise man trusts in his wisdom, the strong man in his strength, the rich man in his riches; but this trusting in God is the foolishest thing in the world. '

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • The meaning of it is this, that it is the foolishest thing in the world to put our trust and confidence in any thing that hath not the nature of God.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • ` Truly, if they could make this or that great man their refuge, it were something; but to make the Lord their refuge, this is the foolishest thing in the world, 'say they.

    The Sermons of John Owen

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