HyperDic: folly

English > 4 senses of the word folly:
NOUNattributefolly, foolishness, unwisenessthe trait of acting stupidly or rashly
actfolly, stupidity, betise, foolishness, imbecilitya stupid mistake
cognitionfolly, foolishness, craziness, madnessthe quality of being rash and foolish
actfolly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgencefoolish or senseless behavior
folly > pronunciation
Soundsfaa'liy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > folly: 4 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningThe trait of acting stupidly or rashly.
Synonymsfoolishness, unwiseness
Narrowerabsurdity, fatuity, fatuousness, sillinessA ludicrous folly
asininityThe quality of being asinine
indiscretion, injudiciousnessThe trait of being injudicious
BroadertraitA distinguishing feature of your personal nature
Oppositewisdom, wisenessThe trait of utilizing knowledge and experience with common sense and insight
Spanishdesatino, insensatez
Catalaninsensatesa, ximpleria
English > folly: 4 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningA stupid mistake.
Synonymsstupidity, betise, foolishness, imbecility
Broadermistake, error, faultA wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
Spanishdisparate, estupidez, imbecilidad, insensatez, tontería
Catalanestupidesa, imbecil·litat, tonteria
English > folly: 4 senses > noun 3, cognition
MeaningThe quality of being rash and foolish.
Example"trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly"
Synonymsfoolishness, craziness, madness
BroaderstupidityA poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
Spanishdesatino, insensatez, locura, tontería
Catalanbogeria, despropòsit, insensatesa
English > folly: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningfoolish or senseless behavior.
Synonymsfoolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgence
Narrowerbuffoonery, clowning, japery, frivolity, harlequinade, prankActing like a clown or buffoon
meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss(Yiddish) craziness
Broaderplay, frolic, romp, gambol, capergay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
Spanishbufonadas, tonterías
Catalanbajanada, bestiesa, ximpleria

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