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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Foolery  \Fool"er*y\,  n.;  pl  {Fooleries}. 
  1.  The  practice  of  folly;  the  behavior  of  a  fool;  absurdity. 
 
  Folly  in  fools  bears  not  so  strong  a  note,  As 
  foolery  in  the  wise,  when  wit  doth  dote.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  An  act  of  folly  or  weakness;  a  foolish  practice;  something 
  absurd  or  nonsensical. 
 
  That  Pythagoras,  Plato,  or  Orpheus,  believed  in  any 
  of  these  fooleries,  it  can  not  be  suspected.  --Sir 
  W.  Raleigh. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  foolery 
  n  :  foolish  or  senseless  behavior  [syn:  {folly},  {tomfoolery},  {indulgence}] 




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