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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  A  foolish  act  an  inconsiderate  or  thoughtless  procedure; 
  weak  or  light-minded  conduct;  foolery. 
 
  What  folly  'tis  to  hazard  life  for  ill.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Scandalous  crime;  sin;  specifically,  as  applied  to  a 
  woman,  wantonness. 
 
  [Achan]  wrought  folly  in  Israel.  --Josh.  vii. 
  15. 
 
  When  lovely  woman  stoops  to  folly.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  4.  The  result  of  a  foolish  action  or  enterprise. 
 
  It  is  called  this  man's  or  that  man's  ``folly,''  and 
  name  of  the  foolish  builder  is  thus  kept  alive  for 
  long  after  years.  --Trench. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  follies 
  n  :  a  revue  with  elaborate  costuming 




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