folly

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈfɒli/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈfɑli/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(folē)


Inflections of 'folly' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": follies
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folly

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. it would be a folly to [think, do, try]
  2. was his greatest folly
  3. (narrowly) avoided a folly
  4. that would be sheer folly!
  5. committed an act of sheer folly
  6. carried away by the follies of youth
  7. the [actor's, celebrity's, royal's] follies
  8. a folly of a [building, palace, mansion]
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