Act+of+folly

  • 1 act of folly — foolish action …

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  • 2 folly — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ pure, sheer ▪ ultimate ▪ youthful ▪ human ▪ economic, political …

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  • 3 folly — UK [ˈfɒlɪ] / US [ˈfɑlɪ] noun Word forms folly : singular folly plural follies 1) [countable/uncountable] formal a way of thinking or behaving that is stupid and careless, and likely to have bad results The judge described the incident as an act… …

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  • 4 act — I n. action 1) to commit, perform an act 2) a barbaric, barbarous; courageous; criminal; foolish, rash; heroic, noble; humane; illegal; impulsive; justified; kind; overt; statesmanlike; thoughtful act (she performed an heroic act) 3) an act of… …

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  • 5 folly — fol|ly [ fali ] noun 1. ) count or uncount a way of thinking or behaving that is stupid and careless, and likely to have bad results: The judge described the incident as an act of folly. it is folly to do something: It is absolute folly to go… …

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  • 6 folly — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Lack of good sense Nouns 1. folly, silliness, foolishness, inanity, idiocy; frivolity, ineptitude; giddiness; inattention; irrationality, eccentricity (see insanity); extravagance, nonsense, absurdity;… …

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  • 7 folly — n. 1. Foolishness, imbecility, fatuity, stupidity, shallowness, dulness, doltishness. 2. Absurdity, foolishness, extravagance, unwisdom, imprudence, nonsense, fatuity, indiscretion. 3. Act of folly, foolish act, indiscretion, blunder, faux pas. 4 …

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  • 8 folly — Synonyms and related words: absurdity, absurdness, act of folly, asininity, battiness, blunder, brainlessness, buffoonery, clownishness, crackpottedness, crankiness, craziness, daffiness, daftness, desipience, dottiness, dumb trick, dumbness,… …

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  • 9 Folly — Fol ly, n.; pl. {Follies}. [OE. folie, foli, F. folie, fr. fol, fou, foolish, mad. See {Fool}.] 1. The state of being foolish; want of good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind. [1913 Webster] 2. A foolish act; an inconsiderate or… …

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  • 10 folly — ► NOUN (pl. follies) 1) foolishness. 2) a foolish act or idea. 3) an ornamental building with no practical purpose, especially a tower or mock Gothic ruin. ORIGIN Old French folie madness …

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  • 11 Folly Theatre — This article is about the former theatre in London, named, for a time, the Charing Cross Theatre. For the nearby music hall of the same name see Charing Cross Music Hall. For theatre of the same name in Kansas City see Folly Theater Coordinates:… …

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  • 12 Folly (band) — Infobox musical artist Name = Folly Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Origin = Sussex, New Jersey, U.S.A. Genre = Hardcore punk Metalcore Ska punk Years active = 1997 2008 Label = Triple Crown Records New World Records… …

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  • 13 Folly Bridge — Infobox Bridge bridge name=Folly Bridge caption= Folly Bridge from downstream official name= carries= crosses=River Thames locale= Oxford maint= id= designer = Ebenezer Perry design= material = Stone spans = 3 pierswater = 2 mainspan= length=… …

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  • 14 folly — noun (plural follies) Etymology: Middle English folie, from Anglo French, from fol fool Date: 13th century 1. lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight 2. a. criminally or tragically foolish actions or conduct b. obsolete evil,… …

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  • 15 folly — n. (pl. ies) 1 foolishness; lack of good sense. 2 a foolish act, behaviour, idea, etc. 3 an ornamental building, usu. a tower or mock Gothic ruin. 4 (in pl.) Theatr. a a revue with glamorous female performers, esp. scantily clad. b the performers …

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  • 16 Dead Man's Folly —   …

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  • 17 The Folly Tower — is a folly at Pontypool, Torfaen, South Wales (Grid ref: Gbmaprim|SO2954902550|SO 2954902550). It is a prominent local landmark above the A4042 Pontypool to Abergavenny road and overlooks Pontypool to the west and the Plains of Gwent to the east …

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  • 18 Dead Man's Folly (film) — Dead Man s Folly The DVD Cover Directed by Clive Donner Written by …

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  • 19 Talley's Folly — Infobox Play name = Talley s Folly image size = caption = writer = Lanford Wilson characters = Sally Talley Matt Friedman setting = an old boathouse in rural Missouri, 1944 premiere = February 201980 place = Brooks Atkinson Theatre New York City …

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  • 20 Flinx's Folly — infobox Book | name = Flinx s Folly image caption = author = Alan Dean Foster country = United States language = English translator = cover artist = Robert Hunt genre = Science fiction novel publisher = Del Rey Books release date = 2003 media… …

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