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 for foolishness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foolishness \Fool"ish*ness\, n.
     1. The quality of being foolish.
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     2. A foolish practice; an absurdity.
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              The preaching of the cross is to them that perish
              foolishness.                          --1 Cor. i.
                                                    18.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  foolishness
      n 1: the trait of acting stupidly or rashly [syn: folly,
           foolishness, unwiseness] [ant: wisdom, wiseness]
      2: the quality of being rash and foolish; "trying to drive
         through a blizzard is the height of folly"; "adjusting to an
         insane society is total foolishness" [syn: folly,
         foolishness, craziness, madness]
      3: a stupid mistake [syn: stupidity, betise, folly,
         foolishness, imbecility]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  105 Moby Thesaurus words for "foolishness":
     Urdummheit, absurdity, absurdness, big deal, blank mind,
     blankmindedness, blankness, brainlessness, bull, bunk,
     calm of mind, craziness, devilishness, devilment, devilry,
     deviltry, dottiness, elfishness, emptiness, emptiness of mind,
     empty-headedness, fallow mind, fatuity, flightiness, flimsiness,
     folly, frivolity, frivolousness, futility, giddiness, high spirits,
     idleness, ignorance, impishness, impracticality, imprudence,
     inanity, incapacity, indiscretion, ineptitude, injudiciousness,
     insanity, insensibility, irrationality, lackbrainedness,
     lackwittedness, levity, lightness, low IQ, ludicrousness, lunacy,
     mental blankness, mental weakness, mercuriality, mindlessness,
     mischief, mischievousness, nirvana, nonsense, nugacity, oblivion,
     passivity, playfulness, prankishness, pranksomeness,
     preposterousness, primal stupidity, puckishness, quietism,
     reasonlessness, ridiculousness, roguery, roguishness, scampishness,
     senselessness, shallowness, silliness, slackmindedness,
     slackwittedness, slenderness, slightness, sportiveness,
     superficiality, tabula rasa, thoughtfreeness, thoughtlessness,
     tranquillity, triflingness, triteness, triviality, trivialness,
     unintellectuality, unintelligence, unreasonableness, unwisdom,
     unwiseness, vacancy, vacuity, vanity, vapidity, volatility,
     waggery, waggishness, witlessness, youthful spirits
  
  

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