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foolhardy

adjective uk   /ˈfuːlˌhɑː.di/ us    /-ˌhɑːr-/
brave in a silly way, taking unnecessary risks: a foolhardy decision Sailing the Atlantic in such a tiny boat wasn't so much brave as foolhardy. It would be foolhardy to try and predict the outcome of the talks at this stage.
Translations of “foolhardy”
in Korean 무모한…
in Arabic مَتهَوّر…
in Portuguese imprudente, temerário…
in Catalan temerari…
in Japanese 無謀な…
in Italian temerario…
in Chinese (Traditional) 有勇無謀的,莽撞的…
in Russian безрассудно храбрый…
in Turkish çılgın, atak, cesur…
in Chinese (Simplified) 有勇无谋的,莽撞的…
in Polish ryzykancki…
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