AskDefine | Define foolhardy

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foolhardy adj : marked by unthinking boldness; with defiant disregard for danger or consequences; "foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker"; "became the fiercest and most reckless of partisans"-Macaulay; "a reckless driver"; "a rash attempt to climb the World Trade Center" [syn: rash, reckless] [also: foolhardiest, foolhardier]

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  1. Marked by unthinking recklessness with disregard for danger; bold but rash; hotheaded

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  • 2000. Bill Bryson, In a Sunburned Country, p. 14:
    In the middle distance several foolhardy souls in wet suits were surfing toward some foamy outbursts on the rocky headland...

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