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folly

noun uk   /ˈfɒl.i/  us   /ˈfɑː.li/

folly noun (STUPIDITY)

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

folly noun (BUILDING)

UK [C] a building in the form of a small castle, temple, etc., that has been built as a decoration in a large garden or park: a Gothic garden folly
Translations of “folly”
in Vietnamese hành động ngu xuẩn…
in Spanish locura…
in Thai ความเขลา…
in Malaysian kebodohan…
in French folie…
in German die Torheit…
in Chinese (Traditional) 愚蠢, 愚蠢的行為(或念頭等)…
in Indonesian ketololan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 愚蠢, 愚蠢的行为(或念头等)…
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