Definition of Folly in English :

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Folly meaning in English

Meaning of Folly in English

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1. folly, foolishness, unwiseness

the trait of acting stupidly or rashly

2. betise, folly, foolishness, imbecility, stupidity

a stupid mistake

3. craziness, folly, foolishness, madness

the quality of being rash and foolish

Example Sentences:
'trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly'
'adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness'

4. craziness, folly, foolery, indulgence, lunacy, tomfoolery

foolish or senseless behavior

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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noun plural -lies
the state or quality of being foolish; stupidity; rashness
a foolish action, mistake, idea, etc
a building in the form of a castle, temple, etc, built to satisfy a fancy or conceit, often of an eccentric kind
4. (plural) theatre
an elaborately costumed revue
5. archaic
evil; wickedness
lewdness; wantonness

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nounWord forms: plural ˈfollies
a lack of understanding, sense, or rational conduct; foolishness
any foolish action or belief
any foolish and useless but expensive undertaking
a.  Obsolete
wickedness or evil; also, lewdness
action that ends or can end in disaster

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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n. pl. fol·lies
1. Lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight: an act of folly
a. An act or instance of foolishness: regretted the follies of his youth.
b. A costly undertaking having an absurd or ruinous outcome.
3. follies (used with a sing. or pl. verb) An elaborate theatrical revue consisting of music, dance, and skits.
4. A structure, such as a pavilion in a garden, that is chiefly decorative rather than practical in purpose.

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