Folly in a sentence as a noun

Satire works when you hold folly up to ridicule.

You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?

Potential employers, landlords, spouses, and other people will have a very easy time seeing all of your failures and folly.

Many of the changes depended on things that weren’t open source, or only recently became open source in folly.

And, yes, I do use that paragon of GNU software, GNU Emacs, and surely you realize the folly of trying to tell me my editor of choice is bloated.

Sure, I will point out the potential folly along the way, but few care to hear it, and instead wish to invent their very own wheel because their case requires a special kind of roundness.

I think Notch of Minecraft fame just cemented the folly of this in a Tweet a second ago:> "We were in talks about maybe bringing a version of Minecraft to Oculus.

Despite this confusion, Archimedes persisted in the folly by drawing circles in the sand, an infantile persuasion, surely.

The National Parks and Forests, especially in the West, where there is some notion that the natural landthe wildernessis above the petty desires of human folly.

There are reformers who get over this difficulty by assuming that all their fathers were fools; but if that be so, we can only say that folly appears to be a hereditary disease.

Since I think that is arrogant folly, and destined to end in costly failure regardless, better to have some speculator come along and put a stop to it before it can drag on and result in even more losses to the public.

That sort of "solution" would have been folly in our digital age and so too would any overkill-style governmental solution affecting any beneficial and innovative technologically-driven service that can come about by linking what people have to offer with what people need to use, and that includes Airbnb.

If the incredibly burdensome Sarbanes-Oxley was nonetheless "inadequate", then maybe you just can't protect people from certain specialized types of folly with any sane amount of regulation, and the correct response is to give up on the high social costs of inadequately protecting people from themselves under certain circumstances.

Folly definitions


the trait of acting stupidly or rashly

See also: foolishness unwiseness


a stupid mistake

See also: stupidity betise foolishness imbecility


the quality of being rash and foolish; "trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly"; "adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness"

See also: foolishness craziness madness


foolish or senseless behavior

See also: foolery tomfoolery craziness lunacy indulgence