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1. folly

noun. ['ˈfɑːli'] the trait of acting stupidly or rashly.

Synonyms

  • absurdity
  • injudiciousness
  • fatuity
  • silliness
  • foolishness
  • unwiseness
  • indiscretion
  • fatuousness
  • trait

Antonyms

  • tightness
  • immovability
  • immovableness
  • refrain

Etymology

  • folie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Folly

  • internationale
  • industriali
  • industriale
  • nazionale
  • meridionale
  • dipasquale
  • depasquale
  • mexicali
  • massingale
  • depascale
  • cardinali
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  • caporale
  • caccavale
  • zingale
  • spitale
  • spinale
  • quilali
  • generali
  • gambale

How do you pronounce folly?

Pronounce folly as ˈfɑli.

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Sentences with folly


1. Adverb
Satire often highlights folly and is used as a tool for communicating political criticism.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Humans who stopped praying or otherwise ignored the will of the gods were thereby punished for their folly.

Quotes about folly


1. In war as in life, it is often necessary when some cherished scheme has failed, to take up the best alternative open, and if so, it is folly not to work for it with all your might.
- Winston Churchill

2. Whether a party can have much success without a woman present I must ask others to decide, but one thing is certain, no party is any fun unless seasoned with folly.
- Desiderius Erasmus

3. A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry. Hence University education.
- George Bernard Shaw

2. folly

noun. ['ˈfɑːli'] a stupid mistake.

Synonyms

  • stupidity
  • betise
  • fault
  • error
  • foolishness
  • imbecility

Antonyms

  • dress down
  • inactivity
  • overact
  • underact

Etymology

  • folie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. folly

noun. ['ˈfɑːli'] foolish or senseless behavior.

Synonyms

  • indulgence
  • frivolity
  • romp
  • clowning
  • harlequinade
  • prank
  • mishegoss
  • frolic
  • caper
  • meshugaas
  • tomfoolery
  • mishegaas
  • play
  • craziness
  • buffoonery
  • lunacy
  • japery
  • foolery

Antonyms

  • discipline
  • seriousness
  • defeat
  • lose

Etymology

  • folie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. folly

noun. ['ˈfɑːli'] the quality of being rash and foolish.

Synonyms

  • foolishness
  • madness
  • craziness

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • inactiveness
  • inaction
  • sanity

Etymology

  • folie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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