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Synonyms for folly
ˈfɒl ifol·ly

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. folly

    Idiocy is a state of mental unsoundness amounting almost or quite to total absence of understanding. Imbecility is a condition of mental weakness, which may or may not be as complete as that of idiocy, but is at least such as to incapacitate for the serious duties of life. Incapacity, or lack of legal qualification for certain acts, necessarily results from imbecility, but may also result from other causes, as from insanity or from age, sex, etc.; as, the incapacity of a minor to make a contract. Idiocy or imbecility is weakness of mind, while insanity is disorder or abnormal action of mind. Folly and foolishness denote a want of mental and often of moral balance. Fatuity is sometimes used as equivalent to idiocy, but more frequently signifies conceited and excessive foolishness or folly. Stupidity is dulness and slowness of mental action which may range all the way from lack of normal readiness to absolute imbecility. Compare INSANITY.

    Synonyms:
    fatuity, foolishness, idiocy, imbecility, incapacity, senselessness, stupidity

    Antonyms:
    acuteness, astuteness, brilliancy, capacity, common sense, intelligence, sagacity, sense, soundness, wisdom

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. folly

    Synonyms:
    madness, nonsense, misconduct, imprudence, silliness, foolishness, weakness, absurdity, imbecility

    Antonyms:
    sense, wisdom, sanity, judgment, prudence, sobriety

Princeton's WordNet

  1. folly, foolishness, unwisenessnoun

    the trait of acting stupidly or rashly

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, imbecility, madness, foolery, betise, tomfoolery, indulgence, unwiseness, foolishness, stupidity, craziness

    Antonyms:
    wiseness, wisdom

  2. stupidity, betise, folly, foolishness, imbecilitynoun

    a stupid mistake

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, imbecility, madness, foolery, betise, tomfoolery, stupidity, indulgence, unwiseness, foolishness, craziness

    Antonyms:
    wisdom, wiseness

  3. folly, foolishness, craziness, madnessnoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, foolishness, flakiness, fury, daftness, madness, rabidity, imbecility, stupidity, hydrophobia, rabidness, foolery, tomfoolery, lyssa, craziness, insaneness, indulgence, rage, rabies, unwiseness, betise

    Antonyms:
    wisdom, wiseness

  4. folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgencenoun

    foolish or senseless behavior

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, foolishness, flakiness, indulging, daftness, madness, lenience, pampering, stupidity, humoring, leniency, foolery, tomfoolery, self-indulgence, craziness, insaneness, indulgence, imbecility, unwiseness, betise

    Antonyms:
    wisdom, wiseness

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. follynoun

    Synonyms:
    foolishness, imbecility, fatuity, stupidity, shallowness, dulness, doltishness

  2. follynoun

    Synonyms:
    absurdity, extravagance, imprudence, nonsense, indiscretion, act of folly, foolish act

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. follynoun

    Synonyms:
    foolishness, fatuity, indiscretion, unwisdom, absurdity, imprudence

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How to use folly in a sentence?

  1. Johann Christian Friedrich von Schiller:

    Folly, thou conquerest, and I must yieldAgainst stupidity the very godsThemselves contend in vain. Exalted reason, Resplendent daughter of the head divine,Wise founders of the system of the world,Guide of the stars, who are thou then, if thou,Bound to the tail of folly's uncurb'd steed,Must, vainly shrieking, with the drunken crowd,Eyes open, plunge down headlong in the abyss.

  2. John Comenius:

    To hate a man because he was born in another country, because he speaks a different language, or because he takes a different view of this subject or that, is a great folly. Desist, I implore you, for we are all equally human...Let us have but one end in view, the welfare of humanity.

  3. Richard Adams, _Watership Down_:

    A thing can be true and still be desperate folly.

  4. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    One man's justice is another's injustice one man's beauty another's ugliness one man's wisdom another's folly.

  5. John Quincy Adams:

    All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.


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  • حماقةArabic
  • безразсъдство, глупостBulgarian
  • Narrheit, TorheitGerman
  • malsaĝecoEsperanto
  • locuraSpanish
  • hölmöily, hullutus, hömpötys, mielettömyys, typeryys, hulluusFinnish
  • sottise, folieFrench
  • amaideachd, amaideasScottish Gaelic
  • butaság, könnyelműség, ostobaságHungarian
  • edificio decorativo, follia, unicum, stravaganza, eccentricitàItalian
  • איוולתHebrew
  • 愚行Japanese
  • neprātība, neprātīgumsLatvian
  • głupotaPolish
  • bobeiraPortuguese
  • глупый поступок, глупость, дурь, безрассудство, блажь, безрассудный поступок, недомыслие, прихотьRussian
  • dårskap, dåraktighetSwedish
  • முட்டாள்தனமானதுTamil
  • మూర్ఖత్వంTelugu
  • ความเขลาThai
  • ngu xuẩnVietnamese
  • 蠢事Chinese

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