Dictionary » F » Folly

Folly

Folly

Origin: 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)


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Re: Why I believe in Creation + why neither can be proved

... just a simplification. Answer #8 How many stalls and horsemen did solomon have? : This one is actually a translation/copyist error Answer #9 Is it Folly to be wise or not? : To understand this it is best that you understand what these chapters are saying, in Proverbs 4:7 it is a father speaking ...

See entire post
by Jonl1408
Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:12 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why I believe in Creation
Replies: 22
Views: 16378

The Fiber Disease

... another." Disease theory “[T]here’s fame, fortune, and big budgets in sounding the ‘emerging infection’ alarm and warning of our terrible folly in being unprepared.”-------Michael Fumento, National Post, March 28, 2003 http://www.whale.to/a/virus.html -nadas

See entire post
by Nadas Moksha
Sat Nov 25, 2006 6:39 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5015391


This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,943 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link