folly definition

  • noun:
    • A lack of good sense, comprehension, or foresight.
    • An act or example of foolishness: regretted the follies of their youth.
    • a pricey undertaking having an absurd or ruinous result.
    • a more sophisticated theatrical revue comprising music, dance, and skits.
    • outdated Perilously or criminally foolish activity.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • Foolishness.
    • Thoughtless activity resulting in tragic effect.
    • A fanciful building built for purely decorative factors.
    • hawaii to be silly; wish of good good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
    • insufficient good sense, understanding, or foresight.
    • An act or example of foolishness: regretted the follies of their youth.
    • an expensive undertaking having an absurd or ruinous outcome.
    • a more sophisticated theatrical revue comprising songs, dance, and skits.
    • A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; poor or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • Scandalous criminal activity; sin; particularly, as applied to a lady, wantonness.
    • the consequence of a foolish activity or enterprise.
    • the type or conduct of a fool; their state to be silly; weakness of wisdom or personality, or actions which springtime as a result; desire of comprehension; weak or light-minded conduct.
    • some thing respect for or attention to which is silly.
    • especially Conduct morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • too little good sense, comprehension, or foresight.
    • insufficient sense, comprehension, or foresight.
    • An act or example of foolishness: regretted the follies of their childhood.
    • An act or example of foolishness: regretted the follies of his childhood.
    • A costly undertaking having an absurd or ruinous result.
    • an expensive undertaking having an absurd or ruinous outcome.
    • a more sophisticated theatrical revue composed of music, dance, and skits.
    • a more elaborate theatrical revue composed of songs, party, and skits.
    • Obsolete Perilously or criminally silly activity.
    • a pricey structure or other undertaking left unfinished for intend of means, too expensive is correctly maintained, integrated a really ill-chosen location, or the love; an enterprise that exhausts or damages the projector.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See record under absurdity.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • Foolishness.
    • Thoughtless activity resulting in tragic effect.
    • A fanciful building designed for solely decorative explanations.
    • their state to be silly; desire of great good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
    • A foolish work; an inconsiderate or thoughtless process; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • Scandalous criminal activity; sin; especially, as put on a female, wantonness.
    • The result of a foolish activity or enterprise.
    • the smoothness or conduct of a fool; their state of being foolish; weakness of judgment or character, or activities which spring as a result; wish of comprehension; poor or light-minded conduct.
    • One thing respect for or focus on which can be foolish.
    • particularly Conduct morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • an expensive construction or other undertaking left unfinished for choose of means, very costly to-be precisely preserved, built-in a tremendously ill-chosen destination, or even the want; an enterprise that exhausts or damages the projector.
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See record under absurdity.
    • the quality of being rash and silly
    • a stupid error
    • silly or mindless behavior
    • the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    • outdated Perilously or criminally silly activity.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • Foolishness.
    • Thoughtless activity resulting in tragic consequence.
    • Obsolete Perilously or criminally foolish activity.
    • A fanciful building built for strictly ornamental factors.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • their state of being foolish; desire of great sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • Foolishness.
    • Thoughtless activity resulting in tragic consequence.
    • A fanciful building built for solely decorative reasons.
    • hawaii of being silly; want of great feeling; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
    • A foolish work; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • Scandalous criminal activity; sin; specifically, as put on a female, wantonness.
    • caused by a foolish action or enterprise.
    • the smoothness or conduct of a fool; hawaii to be foolish; weakness of wisdom or character, or actions which spring as a result; desire of comprehension; weak or light-minded conduct.
    • One thing regard for or focus on that is foolish.
    • especially perform morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • A costly construction or other task left unfinished for hope of means, very costly to-be precisely preserved, built in a rather ill-chosen destination, or perhaps the love; an enterprise that exhausts or ruins the projector.
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See list under absurdity.
    • the grade of being rash and foolish
    • a stupid blunder
    • foolish or mindless behavior
    • the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    • deficiencies in good sense, understanding, or foresight.
    • An act or instance of foolishness: regretted the follies of his childhood.
    • an expensive task having an absurd or ruinous outcome.
    • a more elaborate theatrical revue composed of music, dance, and skits.
    • Obsolete Perilously or criminally foolish action.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • Foolishness.
    • Thoughtless action leading to tragic effect.
    • A fanciful building built for strictly decorative factors.
    • their state to be foolish; desire of great feeling; levity, weakness, or derangement of brain.
    • A foolish work; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; poor or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • Scandalous criminal activity; sin; particularly, as put on a woman, wantonness.
    • the consequence of a foolish action or enterprise.
    • the standard of becoming rash and foolish
    • the smoothness or conduct of a fool; hawaii to be foolish; weakness of wisdom or personality, or actions which spring from it; wish of comprehension; weak or light-minded conduct.
    • a stupid error
    • Something respect for or attention to that is foolish.
    • silly or senseless behavior
    • especially perform morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • the characteristic of acting stupidly or rashly
    • a pricey framework or any other task left unfinished for choose of means, very costly is correctly preserved, integrated a rather ill-chosen place, or even the want; an enterprise that exhausts or damages the projector.
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See listing under absurdity.
    • A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless process; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • Scandalous crime; sin; especially, as put on a lady, wantonness.
    • The result of a foolish activity or enterprise.
    • the smoothness or conduct of a fool; their state to be silly; weakness of wisdom or personality, or actions which springtime from it; want of understanding; weak or light-minded conduct.
    • anything respect for or attention to that will be foolish.
    • especially perform morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • A costly framework or other task left unfinished for choose of means, too expensive becoming properly maintained, integrated a tremendously ill-chosen destination, or the love; an enterprise that exhausts or ruins the projector.
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See listing under absurdity.
    • the quality of being rash and foolish
    • a stupid error
    • foolish or mindless behavior
    • the characteristic of acting stupidly or rashly
    • the quality of being rash and foolish
    • a stupid blunder
    • silly or senseless behavior
    • the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    • A lack of good sense, comprehension, or foresight.
    • insufficient common sense, understanding, or foresight.
    • An act or example of foolishness: regretted the follies of his childhood.
    • An act or example of foolishness: regretted the follies of their youth.
    • an expensive undertaking having an absurd or ruinous outcome.
    • an expensive undertaking having an absurd or ruinous outcome.
    • a more elaborate theatrical revue comprising music, party, and skits.
    • a more sophisticated theatrical revue comprising songs, party, and skits.
    • Obsolete Perilously or criminally foolish action.
    • Obsolete Perilously or criminally silly activity.
    • deficiencies in good sense, comprehension, or foresight.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • An act or example of foolishness: regretted the follies of their youth.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • an expensive undertaking having an absurd or ruinous outcome.
    • Foolishness.
    • Foolishness.
    • a more sophisticated theatrical revue composed of songs, dance, and skits.
    • Thoughtless activity causing tragic consequence.
    • Thoughtless activity resulting in tragic consequence.
    • A lack of sense, understanding, or foresight.
    • A fanciful building designed for solely decorative factors.
    • A fanciful building built for strictly ornamental reasons.
    • too little sense, comprehension, or foresight.
    • outdated Perilously or criminally silly activity.
    • An act or instance of foolishness: regretted the follies of his youth.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • The state of being foolish; wish of great sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of brain.
    • An act or example of foolishness: regretted the follies of his childhood.
    • The state of being foolish; want of great sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
    • A costly task having an absurd or ruinous result.
    • insufficient common sense, understanding, or foresight.
    • A costly task having an absurd or ruinous outcome.
    • A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; poor or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • A foolish work; an inconsiderate or thoughtless process; poor or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • a more sophisticated theatrical revue consisting of music, party, and skits.
    • Foolishness.
    • Scandalous crime; sin; especially, as applied to a woman, wantonness.
    • An act or example of foolishness: regretted the follies of his childhood.
    • Scandalous crime; sin; particularly, as placed on a lady, wantonness.
    • An elaborate theatrical revue composed of music, dance, and skits.
    • outdated Perilously or criminally silly action.
    • deficiencies in common sense, understanding, or foresight.
    • insufficient sense, comprehension, or foresight.
    • caused by a foolish activity or enterprise.
    • an expensive undertaking having an absurd or ruinous result.
    • Obsolete Perilously or criminally silly activity.
    • The result of a foolish activity or enterprise.
    • Thoughtless action causing tragic effect.
    • An act or example of foolishness: regretted the follies of his childhood.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • An act or instance of foolishness: regretted the follies of their youth.
    • The character or conduct of a fool; their state of being foolish; weakness of view or character, or activities which springtime as a result; want of understanding; weak or light-minded conduct.
    • An elaborate theatrical revue composed of songs, party, and skits.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • A fanciful building built for purely ornamental factors.
    • the type or conduct of a fool; the state to be foolish; weakness of judgment or personality, or activities which spring from this; desire of understanding; poor or light-minded conduct.
    • A costly task having an absurd or ruinous result.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • an expensive undertaking having an absurd or ruinous outcome.
    • Something regard for or awareness of which is silly.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • Obsolete Perilously or criminally silly action.
    • The state of being silly; wish of great good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
    • Foolishness.
    • a more sophisticated theatrical revue consisting of music, dance, and skits.
    • One thing respect for or awareness of that will be silly.
    • Specifically carry out morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • a more sophisticated theatrical revue consisting of songs, dance, and skits.
    • Foolishness.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • A costly construction or any other undertaking left incomplete for want of means, very costly to-be properly maintained, built-in a really ill-chosen location, or perhaps the want; an enterprise that exhausts or ruins the projector.
    • Specifically perform morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • outdated Perilously or criminally silly activity.
    • Thoughtless activity leading to tragic effect.
    • Thoughtless activity resulting in tragic outcome.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • an expensive structure or any other task left unfinished for choose of means, too expensive becoming precisely preserved, built in a rather ill-chosen spot, and/or like; an enterprise that exhausts or ruins the projector.
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See listing under absurdity.
    • A fanciful building built for solely ornamental factors.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • A fanciful building built for solely decorative factors.
    • Foolishness.
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See listing under absurdity.
    • hawaii of being silly; wish of good feeling; levity, weakness, or derangement of brain.
    • A foolish work; an inconsiderate or thoughtless process; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • Obsolete Perilously or criminally silly action.
    • The state of being foolish; wish of good feeling; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
    • A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless treatment; poor or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • Thoughtless action resulting in tragic outcome.
    • Obsolete Evil; wickedness.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • Scandalous criminal activity; sin; particularly, as placed on a lady, wantonness.
    • Scandalous criminal activity; sin; particularly, as placed on a female, wantonness.
    • the grade of becoming rash and silly
    • A fanciful building designed for strictly decorative factors.
    • Obsolete Lewdness; lasciviousness.
    • A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • The result of a foolish activity or enterprise.
    • hawaii to be foolish; desire of great good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of head.
    • caused by a foolish action or enterprise.
    • Foolishness.
    • Scandalous criminal activity; sin; particularly, as placed on a female, wantonness.
    • Foolishness.
    • the caliber of becoming rash and silly
    • The character or conduct of a fool; the state of being foolish; weakness of judgment or character, or actions which spring from it; want of understanding; weak or light-minded conduct.
    • a stupid blunder
    • the type or conduct of a fool; hawaii to be silly; weakness of wisdom or personality, or actions which spring as a result; desire of comprehension; weak or light-minded conduct.
    • a stupid mistake
    • Thoughtless activity resulting in tragic outcome.
    • Thoughtless activity resulting in tragic outcome.
    • the consequence of a foolish activity or enterprise.
    • One thing respect for or awareness of which can be silly.
    • A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; poor or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • silly or mindless behavior
    • A fanciful building designed for purely decorative reasons.
    • A fanciful building designed for purely ornamental explanations.
    • some thing regard for or attention to which is silly.
    • the type or conduct of a fool; the state of being foolish; weakness of view or character, or actions which spring from this; wish of comprehension; weak or light-minded conduct.
    • Scandalous crime; sin; especially, as put on a female, wantonness.
    • particularly perform morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • hawaii to be silly; want of good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of brain.
    • the characteristic of acting stupidly or rashly
    • particularly carry out morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • their state of being silly; want of good feeling; levity, weakness, or derangement of brain.
    • A foolish work; an inconsiderate or thoughtless treatment; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • A foolish work; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
    • an expensive construction or any other task left unfinished for choose of means, very costly to be correctly maintained, built in an extremely ill-chosen location, or the like; an enterprise that exhausts or ruins the projector.
    • the consequence of a foolish action or enterprise.
    • an expensive framework or any other undertaking left unfinished for aim of means, very costly becoming correctly maintained, integrated an extremely ill-chosen place, or even the love; an enterprise that exhausts or ruins the projector.
    • One thing regard for or awareness of which will be silly.
    • especially carry out morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • Scandalous crime; sin; specifically, as applied to a lady, wantonness.
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See list under absurdity.
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See list under absurdity.
    • The character or conduct of a fool; their state to be silly; weakness of wisdom or character, or activities which spring from this; want of comprehension; poor or light-minded conduct.
    • Scandalous criminal activity; sin; specifically, as applied to a woman, wantonness.
    • the consequence of a foolish activity or enterprise.
    • A costly construction or any other task left unfinished for wish of means, too costly becoming properly preserved, built-in a tremendously ill-chosen location, or the want; an enterprise that exhausts or damages the projector.
    • One thing respect for or focus on which is foolish.
    • the consequence of a foolish action or enterprise.
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See number under absurdity.
    • the smoothness or conduct of a fool; the state of being silly; weakness of judgment or character, or actions which spring from it; desire of comprehension; weak or light-minded conduct.
    • especially perform morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • the type or conduct of a fool; their state of being silly; weakness of view or personality, or activities which springtime from it; desire of understanding; weak or light-minded conduct.
    • some thing respect for or attention to which will be silly.
    • foolish or mindless behavior
    • the standard of becoming rash and foolish
    • a pricey construction or other undertaking left incomplete for intend of means, very costly is precisely maintained, built-in a really ill-chosen spot, and/or want; an enterprise that exhausts or ruins the projector.
    • the standard of becoming rash and silly
    • the characteristic of acting stupidly or rashly
    • anything respect for or awareness of which can be foolish.
    • Specifically carry out morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • a stupid error
    • a stupid mistake
    • especially carry out morally bad; wickedness; wantonness.
    • a pricey structure or any other undertaking left unfinished for desire of means, too expensive is correctly maintained, built-in a very ill-chosen destination, or perhaps the want; an enterprise that exhausts or damages the projector.
    • the caliber of becoming rash and silly
    • foolish or mindless behavior
    • silly or mindless behavior
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See record under absurdity.
    • an expensive construction or other task left incomplete for aim of means, very costly becoming precisely preserved, integrated a very ill-chosen spot, and/or love; an enterprise that exhausts or ruins the projector.
    • a stupid error
    • the characteristic of acting stupidly or rashly
    • the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See record under absurdity.
    • Synonyms Nonsense, foolishness, senselessness, ridiculousness, extravagance, indiscretion, imbecility. See number under absurdity.
    • silly or mindless behavior
    • the characteristic of acting stupidly or rashly
    • the standard of being rash and foolish
    • the caliber of becoming rash and silly
    • the caliber of being rash and foolish
    • a stupid error
    • foolish or mindless behavior
    • a stupid mistake
    • foolish or mindless behavior
    • the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    • the trait of acting stupidly or rashly
    • a stupid blunder
    • silly or mindless behavior
    • the characteristic of acting stupidly or rashly
  • others:
    • To act with folly; work foolishly.
    • Foolish.
    • to behave with folly; work foolishly.
    • Foolish.
    • to do something with folly; act foolishly.
    • Foolish.
    • to behave with folly; work foolishly.
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    • to do something with folly; work foolishly.
    • Foolish.
    • to do something with folly; act foolishly.
    • To act with folly; work foolishly.
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    • To act with folly; work foolishly.
    • to do something with folly; work foolishly.
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    • To act with folly; act foolishly.
    • Foolish.
    • to do something with folly; work foolishly.
    • to do something with folly; work foolishly.
    • To act with folly; act foolishly.
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