foolhardiness

foolhardy

[fool-hahr-dee]
adjective, foolhardier, foolhardiest.
recklessly or thoughtlessly bold; foolishly rash or venturesome.

Origin:
1175–1225; Middle English folhardy < Old French fol hardi. See fool1, hardy

foolhardily, adverb
foolhardiness, noun


impetuous, headlong, heedless, incautious.
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foolhardy (ˈfuːlˌhɑːdɪ)
 
adj , -hardier, -hardiest
heedlessly rash or adventurous
 
[C13: from Old French fol hardi, from fol foolish + hardi bold]
 
'foolhardily
 
adv
 
'foolhardiness
 
n

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foolhardy
early 13c., from fool (n.) + M.E. hardi "bold;" hence "foolishly brave."
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