folly: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (fol'ē), [key]
— pl. -lies
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
- the state or quality of being foolish; lack of understanding or sense.
- a foolish action, practice, idea, etc.; absurdity: the folly of performing without a rehearsal.
- a costly and foolish undertaking; unwise investment or expenditure.
- a whimsical or extravagant structure built to serve as a conversation piece, lend interest to a view, commemorate a person or event, etc.: found esp. in England in the 18th century.
- a theatrical revue.
- wickedness; wantonness.