what is difference between folly and madness
From Old French folie (“madness”), from the adjective fol (“mad, insane”).
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɑli/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɒli/
- Rhymes: -ɒli
- Hyphenation: fol‧ly
folly (plural follies)
- Foolishness that results from a lack of foresight or lack of practicality.
- Thoughtless action resulting in tragic consequence.
- (architecture) A fanciful building built for purely ornamental reasons.
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From Middle English madnes, madnesse; equivalent to mad + -ness.
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæd.nəs/, /ˈmæd.nɪs/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmad.nəs/
- (General New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈmɛd.nɘs/
madness (countable and uncountable, plural madnesses)
- The state of being mad; insanity; mental disease.
- The state of being angry.
- rash folly
- See also Thesaurus:insanity
- Amsdens, desmans