noun, plural fol·lies for 2–6.
Words nearby folly
Origin of folly
OTHER WORDS FROM follysu·per·fol·ly, noun, plural su·per·fol·lies.
Examples from the Web for follies
Hate is such a strong word, but Alan Jacobs nails it with this rant about the follies of group productivity.
No stranger to the follies of the criminal-justice system, Mitnick believes the feds are after the wrong guys.
He talks to Shannon Donnelly about Off-Broadway talent and why Follies never made it to film.
If a man commit no follies he loses his wits through weariness.The Romance of Leonardo da Vinci|Dmitry Sergeyevich Merezhkovsky
I believe, my dear friends, that I have given you a sufficient preventative against all these follies.Superstition In All Ages (1732)|Jean Meslier
Witley Castle, his seat, is one of the show places of England, though financially embarrassed by the follies of the late Earl.The Bacillus of Beauty|Harriet Stark
Were they not both the victims, in a sense, of the follies of centuries?The Sins of the Father|Thomas Dixon
The "Monthly Review" sorrowed, like the "British," over the encouragement given to the follies of astrology.Guy Mannering, or The Astrologer, Complete, Illustrated|Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for follies
noun plural -lies
- evil; wickedness
- lewdness; wantonness