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Meaning & Definition of Folly in English

English

Folly

/fɑli/

noun

1. The trait of acting stupidly or rashly

    synonym:
  • folly
  • ,
  • foolishness
  • ,
  • unwiseness

2. A stupid mistake

    synonym:
  • stupidity
  • ,
  • betise
  • ,
  • folly
  • ,
  • foolishness
  • ,
  • imbecility

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • folly
  • ,
  • foolishness
  • ,
  • craziness
  • ,
  • madness

4. Foolish or senseless behavior

    synonym:
  • folly
  • ,
  • foolery
  • ,
  • tomfoolery
  • ,
  • craziness
  • ,
  • lunacy
  • ,
  • indulgence

Examples of using

And I give my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I have known that even this is vexation of spirit; for, in abundance of wisdom is abundance of sadness, and he who addeth knowledge addeth pain.
I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also was a chasing after wind. For in much wisdom is much grief; and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here.