V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: bold or courageous without regard or awareness of danger

Synonyms: bold, reckless, foolish, rash, heedless, impetuous, overconfident

Antonyms: careful, prudent, cautious, sensible

Tips: Someone who is foolhardy is bold and courageous, but not in the positive sense. A foolhardy person is foolish in the face of danger.

Usage Examples:

It was foolhardy of him to approach the dog without knowing whether it was friendly or not. (foolish, heedless)

I'm known for being careful, not foolhardy, in my decisions. (rash, impetuous)

It would be foolhardy of me to make a prediction as to what they will decide. (bold, foolish)

He's very lucky his foolhardy actions haven't caused him more trouble. (reckless, impetuous)

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