what is difference between foolhardy and heady
From Middle English folehardy, foolhardi, folherdi, from Old French fol hardi (“foolishly bold”), from Old French fol (“foolish, silly; insane, mad”) (from Latin follis (“bellows; purse, sack; inflated ball; belly, paunch”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *bʰelǵʰ- (“to swell”)) + Old French hardi (“durable, hardy, tough”) (past tense of hardir (“to harden”), from the unattested Frankish *hartjan, from Proto-Germanic *harduz (“hard; brave”)), equivalent to fool + hardy. Compare fool-bold, fool-large, etc.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfuːlhɑːdi/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfulˌhɑɹdi/
- Hyphenation: fool‧har‧dy
foolhardy (comparative foolhardier or more foolhardy, superlative foolhardiest or most foolhardy)
- Marked by unthinking recklessness with disregard for danger; boldly rash; hotheaded.
- foolhardice (obsolete)
- foolhardihood (obsolete)
- Alternative form of folehardy
From Middle English hedi, hevedi, equivalent to head + -y.
- IPA(key): /ˈhɛdi/
- Rhymes: -ɛdi
heady (comparative headier, superlative headiest)
- Intoxicating or stupefying.
- Tending to upset the mind or senses.
- Rash or impetuous.