foolhardiness


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Synonyms for foolhardiness

foolhardy boldness or disregard of danger

Synonyms for foolhardiness

the trait of giving little thought to danger

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It would be a national tragedy if a trial was prevented because of the commissioner's foolhardiness.
Pseudoscience affronted Gardner's intelligence; more significantly, I suspect that he believed it was a danger to a democratic society: it fostered ignorance, gullibility, and foolhardiness and those, in turn, undermined our country's politics and institutions.
Such foolhardiness makes the Australian band's shows memorable and emphasises why they named their recently released second album No Guts.
He lays bare the foolhardiness of believing that these military adventures can succeed if this method is modified, or if the draft is reinstated, or if those pesky civilian masters would just start listening to their generals, or the right generals are picked to lead.
Hyperbolic and fantastic as the film and its sequels seemed, the actual search for the Ark has led a number of archaeologists and adventurers into feats of extraordinary foolhardiness and ambition.
Because of its technologically complex production and the foolhardiness of trying to organize press previews during the holidays, Disney's megatuner "The Little Mermaid" pushed its Dec.
As further examples of his foolhardiness, Arthur is not telling the knights where to go or what to do.
It was desperation, not mere foolhardiness, that led them to this imprudent course of action.
The actor, writes Martin Banham in the preface to this valuable, immensely entertaining and handsomely-produced volume of essays and interviews, 'exists precariously and survives through courage, obstinacy, wit, vanity, charisma, luck and sheer bloody-mindedness', and is motivated by 'a mix of courage and foolhardiness, hunger and joy' (p.
Chelsea's foolhardiness in arranging to meet Ashley Cole in broad daylight in a fashionable London hotel beggars belief.
Yet, noting the vulnerability of first responders (in the Toronto severe acute respiratory syndrome [SARS] outbreak and elsewhere), they distinguished between bravery and foolhardiness, arguing that just as professionals have a responsibility to protect the public from disease, the public, in turn, has a responsibility to provide the training, equipment, and resources to minimize the need to take risks.
Moss acknowledges that he's excited by danger, but walking alone through signless, slummy back streets to reach Jihad's squalid room, he berates himself for his foolhardiness.
Though he doubted that the war could be won, and by now felt certain his role in it was wasteful and idiotic, he and PCF-94 fought on with astonishing valor and even foolhardiness.
Rightly so I've earned me stripes on small expeditions, and I reckon a longer journey would befit me ever-growing foolhardiness.
Another name for "courage" is foolhardiness, and sometimes Duvall forges ahead when a measure of "negative capability" might be wiser.