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foolhardy

[fool-hahr-dee] /ˈfulˌhɑr di/
adjective, foolhardier, foolhardiest.
1.
recklessly or thoughtlessly bold; foolishly rash or venturesome.
Origin
1175-1225
1175-1225; Middle English folhardy < Old French fol hardi. See fool1, hardy
Related forms
foolhardily, adverb
foolhardiness, noun
Synonyms
impetuous, headlong, heedless, incautious.
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British Dictionary definitions for foolhardiness

foolhardy

/ˈfuːlˌhɑːdɪ/
adjective -hardier, -hardiest
1.
heedlessly rash or adventurous
Derived Forms
foolhardily, adverb
foolhardiness, noun
Word Origin
C13: from Old French fol hardi, from fol foolish + hardi bold
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Word Origin and History for foolhardiness

foolhardy

adj.

early 13c., from fool (n.) + Middle English hardi "bold;" hence "foolishly brave" (see hardy). Cf. Old French fol hardi.

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