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]
- Dutch: roekeloos nl, doldriest nl
- Finnish: hullunrohkea fi, tyhmänrohkea fi, huimapäinen fi
- German: töricht de, tollkühn de, vermessen de, verwegen de
- 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...
adventuresome, adventurous, audacious, bold, brash, careless, cheeky, daredevil, daring, death-defying, devil-may-care, enterprising, fire-eating, forward, gutsy, harebrained, hasty, headlong, heedless, hotheaded, impetuous, imprudent, incautious, irresponsible, madbrain, madbrained, madcap, nervy, overbold, precipitate, presumptuous, rash, reckless, temerarious, thoughtless, unthinking, venturesome, venturous, wild, wild-ass