Definition of folly:
- A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; weak or light- minded conduct; foolery.
- Scandalous crime; sin; specifically, as applied to a woman, wantonness.
- The result of a foolish action or enterprise.
- The state of being foolish; want of good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
lunacy, imbecility, insaneness, flakiness, self-indulgence, daftness, lyssa, foolery, indulgence, madness, craziness, tomfoolery, rabidness, pampering, senselessness, hydrophobia, rabidity, rabies, zaniness, stupidity, fatuity, leniency, fury, rage, foolishness, ability, indulging, humoring, insanity, unwiseness, lenience, betise, incapacity.
absurdity (part of speech: noun)
- "Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright", Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke.
- "History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814", F. A. M. Miguet.
- "The Passionate Elopement", Compton Mackenzie.