how to pronounce foolishness


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foolishness is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of foolishness in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… money and fun and foolishness and they …”

meanings of foolishness


  1. The state of being foolish.
  2. A thing or event that is foolish, or an absurdity.

foolishness frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word foolishness occurs in english on average 2.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics foolishness can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that foolishness can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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