foolhardy

If you decide you are going to scale Mt. Everest next weekend without any training or experience, that would be a foolhardy decision. Use the adjective foolhardy when someone rushes into action without considering the consequences.

Foolhardy is a combination of the noun fool and the adjective hardy, meaning "brave" or "bold." Put them together and you’ve got “foolishly brave.” Someone who is foolhardy throws caution to the wind and takes reckless chances. A foolhardy mistake is typically the result of this kind of impulsive behavior. But foolhardy doesn’t always imply foolishness or stupidity; foolhardy can convey courage and romance, as in the case of a foolhardy passion or desire.

DEFINITIONS OF: foolhardy

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adj marked by defiant disregard for danger or consequences

foolhardy enough to try to seize the gun from the hijacker”
Synonyms:
heady, rash, reckless
bold
fearless and daring
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