folly

Part of speech: noun

a stupid mistake

Part of speech: noun

The state of being foolish; foolish conduct, or its result.

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Usage examples "folly":

  1. Here wuz the beauty and dignity of the human form, onbroken by vanity and folly. - "Samantha at the World's Fair", Marietta Holley.
  2. Would yourself and your friend honour me with your company at Cray's Folly for a few days? - "Bat Wing", Sax Rohmer.
  3. Women say that there is no worse folly than to listen to His Grace of Wessex. - "The Tangled Skein", Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy.