noun, plural fol·lies for 2-6.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of folly
OTHER WORDS FROM follysu·per·fol·ly, noun, plural su·per·fol·lies.
Example sentences from the Web for folly
To the untrained eye, they look like normal scars; products of the typical follies of youth.Miles Teller’s Movie Star Moment: From the Brink of Death to ‘Whiplash’|Marlow Stern|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Well, it started with Titicut Follies [about a mental health institution for criminals] which came out in 1967.Legendary Documentarian Frederick Wiseman Shows Us How Berkeley Works|Nico Hines|November 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Said more directly, taxpayers stand to remain of the hook for future financial follies.Jack Lew and the Obama Administration’s Finance-Friendly Status Quo|Lloyd Green|February 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.
Whatever my follies may have been as a young man, I am at least incapable of wronging my wife as a married one.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
My serious turn and studious habits have preserved me alike from the follies of dissipation and from the bustle of intrigue.Madame Roland, Makers of History|John S. C. Abbott
The follies of youth have a basis in sound reason, just as much as the embarrassing questions put by babes and sucklings.The Pocket R.L.S.|Robert Louis Stevenson
Of course, he told Violet none of the follies which had cost poor Kennedy the loss both of popularity and self-respect.Julian Home|Dean Frederic W. Farrar
He was even represented swung up in a basket in his own thinking-shop and giving utterance to innumerable heresies and follies.A Cursory History of Swearing|Julian Sharman
British Dictionary definitions for folly
noun plural -lies
- evil; wickedness
- lewdness; wantonness