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One entry found for folly.
Entry Word: folly
Function: noun
Text: 1 a foolish act or idea <the American purchase of Alaska was originally considered a grand folly>
Synonyms absurdity, asininity, fatuity, foolery, idiocy, imbecility, inanity, insanity, lunacy, stupidity
Related Words absurdness, craziness, foolishness, madness, senselessness, witlessness; monkeyshine(s), shenanigans, tomfoolery; drivel, humbug, nonsense, twaddle; blunder, bungle, flub, goof, howler
Near Antonyms discretion, forethought, prudence, sagacity, wisdom; brainstorm, inspiration
2 lack of good sense or judgment <in all my folly, I didn't think about how my actions would hurt my father> -- see FOOLISHNESS 1
3 language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense <enough of this folly about moving to the North Pole> -- see NONSENSE 1