from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Unwisely bold or venturesome; rash. See Synonyms at reckless.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Marked by unthinking recklessness with disregard for danger; bold but rash; hotheaded
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Daring without judgment; foolishly adventurous and bold.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bold without judgment or moderation; foolishly rash and venturesome.
- Synonyms Adventurous, Enterprising, Rash, etc. (see adventurous); hot-headed, hare-brained. See rash.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences
Perhaps the only thing more foolhardy is expecting to diminish interest in a game by publicly protesting it.
His experiment with the kite was the best in foolhardy empirical research.
He wrote "a poem of the world," fell in love with an actress older than himself, became known as foolhardy for his wild escapades, and only slowly sobered down.
He thought doing so would be "foolhardy" - until the second or third season, he said, when he realized he'd have the chance to end the series on his own terms.
It was pleasant to have won her way so far in high places that her health of body and mind should be thus considered — pleasant, less as personal gratification, than that it casually reflected a proof of her good judgment in a course which everybody among her kindred had condemned by calling a foolhardy undertaking.
But whatever risk there might be, or how strong my faith when my patrons were the subjects of what might be called foolhardy experiments, there came a time when this faith was to have the severest of all tests.
This might almost be called foolhardy, inasmuch as when he arrived at Mainz, on April seventeenth, he knew little or nothing of the enemy's position, force, or plans.
It was pleasant to have won her way so far in high places that her health of body and mind should be thus considered -- pleasant, less as personal gratification, than that it casually reflected a proof of her good judgment in a course which everybody among her kindred had condemned by calling a foolhardy undertaking.
And in a move that could be described as foolhardy or inspired, she has stayed faithful to the original material.
In what can only be described as a foolhardy move, Jade last-night claimed she had hoped the cancer would "go away on its own".