folly Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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"folly" in British English

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uk   /ˈfɒl.i/  us   /ˈfɑː.li/

folly noun (STUPIDITY)

[C or U] formal the ​fact of being ​stupid, or a ​stupidaction, ​idea, etc.: She said that the ​idea was folly. [+ to infinitive] It would be folly for the ​country tobecomeinvolved in the ​war.

folly noun (BUILDING)

UK [C] a ​building in the ​form of a ​smallcastle, temple, etc., that has been ​built as a ​decoration in a ​largegarden or ​park: a ​Gothicgarden folly
(Definition of folly from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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follynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈfɑl·i/
the ​condition of being ​foolish, or a ​foolishaction or ​belief: [+ to infinitive] It would be folly to ​attempt a ​trip in this ​snowstorm.
(Definition of folly from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “folly”
in Spanish locura…
in Vietnamese hành động ngu xuẩn…
in Malaysian kebodohan…
in Thai ความเขลา…
in French folie…
in German die Torheit…
in Chinese (Simplified) 愚蠢, 愚蠢的行为(或念头等)…
in Indonesian ketololan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愚蠢, 愚蠢的行為(或念頭等)…
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