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Dear Ted,
I know that you can say a person is "foolhardy", i.e. "he is foolhardy." Can you also say a sport is "foolhardy"? In other words, does the following sentence make sense?
"Skydiving is foolhardy."

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Dear Glen:

  
I know that you can say a person is "foolhardy", i.e. "he is foolhardy." Can you also say a sport is "foolhardy"? In other words, does the following sentence make sense?
"Skydiving is foolhardy."

*** Since "foolhardy" is defined as "adventuresome and bold," I see no reason why an action cannot be described using this word.  His attempts to climb the mountain were foolhardy.

I always think of "foolhardy" as a negative adjective.  A person or thing described as "foolhardy" connotes that the person or action, although bold, may also be a failure.

Ted  

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