- madness; insanity.
Origin of folie
First recorded in 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for folie
The French had coined a name for the distemper and called it folie d'Afrique.The Explorer
W. Somerset Maugham
In addition, she suffered from echolalia, echokinesis, and folie du doute.Tics and Their Treatment
Among the serious results of faulty mental habit must be included also the doubting folly (folie du doute).Why Worry?
George Lincoln Walton, M.D.
One Folie Tristan was composed in England in the last years of the 12th century.
This 'folie des nombres,' against which (p. 004) certain French Authorities have warned us, is a very stern reality.Cavalry in Future Wars
Frederick von Bernhardi.