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foolhardy (adj) taking foolish risks; reckless.
When a person is foolhardy they are reckless and take foolish risks. A foolhardy person is rash and never thinks of the bad consequences of their foolish risks.
- It was totally foolhardy of the team to have attempted climbing up the mountain in such bad weather, and in spite of the warnings that the weather is likely to worsen in the coming hours.
- Knowing that their rebellion would be put down ruthlessly, it was foolhardy of the Chinese youth to have attempted to rise against the Government in the Tiananmen Square of Beijing.