Synonyms for folly

Synonyms for (noun) folly

Synonyms: tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, folly, foolery, indulgence

Definition: foolish or senseless behavior

Similar words: caper, frolic, gambol, romp, play

Definition: gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement

Usage: it was all done in play; their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly


Synonyms: imbecility, stupidity, folly, foolishness, betise

Definition: a stupid mistake

Similar words: mistake, error, fault

Definition: a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention

Usage: he made a bad mistake; she was quick to point out my errors; I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults


Synonyms: unwiseness, folly, foolishness

Definition: the trait of acting stupidly or rashly

Similar words: trait

Definition: a distinguishing feature of your personal nature


Synonyms: folly, foolishness, craziness, madness

Definition: the quality of being rash and foolish

Usage: trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly; adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

Similar words: stupidity

Definition: a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience