foolhardy Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"foolhardy" in British English

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foolhardyadjective

uk   /ˈfuːlˌhɑː.di/  us   /-ˌhɑːr-/
brave in a ​silly way, taking ​unnecessaryrisks: a foolhardy ​decision Sailing the Atlantic in such a ​tinyboat wasn't so much ​brave as foolhardy. It would be foolhardy totry and ​predict the ​outcome of the ​talks at this ​stage.
(Definition of foolhardy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"foolhardy" in American English

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foolhardyadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /ˈfulˌhɑrd·i/
taking ​unnecessary or ​foolishrisks: He made a foolhardy ​attempt to ​climb the ​tree to ​recover his ​kite.
(Definition of foolhardy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “foolhardy”
in Arabic مَتهَوّر…
in Korean 무모한…
in Portuguese imprudente, temerário…
in Catalan temerari…
in Japanese 無謀な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有勇无谋的,莽撞的…
in Turkish çılgın, atak, cesur…
in Russian безрассудно храбрый…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有勇無謀的,莽撞的…
in Italian temerario…
in Polish ryzykancki…
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