March 02, 2018
Learner's Word of the Day
folly /ˈfɑːli/ noun
folly
/ˈfɑːli/
noun

plural follies

The children are engaging in youthful folly.
The children are engaging in youthful folly.
Learner's definition of FOLLY

1 a [noncount] : the lack of good sense or judgment : FOOLISHNESS

  • the folly of driving fast on steep, winding roads

  • his folly in thinking that he would not be noticed

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

b : a foolish act or idea : foolish behavior

[noncount]

  • Their pranks were just youthful folly. [=the kinds of foolish things that young people often do]

[count]

  • engaging in youthful follies

  • the follies of the modern world

2 [count] : a very unusual or fancy building that was built in a garden for decoration or amusement in the past

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