Folly - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈfɑːlɪ|  American pronunciation of the word folly
Brit.  |ˈfɒlɪ|  British pronunciation of the word folly


- the trait of acting stupidly or rashly (syn: foolishness)
- a stupid mistake (syn: foolishness, imbecility, stupidity)
- the quality of being rash and foolish (syn: craziness, foolishness, madness)
trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly
- foolish or senseless behavior (syn: craziness, foolery, indulgence, lunacy, tomfoolery)

Extra examples

The folly of such an action should be apparent to everyone.

It was folly to persist.

Somerville bitterly regretted his folly at becoming involved.

It would be sheer folly to reduce spending on health education.

He committed an act of folly.

He was ensnared in a web of folly.

The folly of lawmakers, who have struggled to regiment all industry.

Did not I backslide into intemperance and folly?

Word forms

singular: folly
plural: follies
Current translation version is made automatically. You can suggest your own version. Changes will take effect after the administrator approves them.
Original text in English:
Our translation to English:
Community translations to English:
    This feature is allowed to authorized users only.
    Please, register on our website at registration page. After registration you can log in and use that feature.
    Registration   Login   Home