folly vs stupidity what difference

what is difference between folly and stupidity

English

Etymology

From Old French folie (madness), from the adjective fol (mad, insane).

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɑli/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɒli/
  • Rhymes: -ɒli
  • Hyphenation: fol‧ly

Noun

folly (plural follies)

  1. Foolishness that results from a lack of foresight or lack of practicality.
  2. Thoughtless action resulting in tragic consequence.
  3. (architecture) A fanciful building built for purely ornamental reasons.

Related terms

  • fool
  • foolery
  • foolish

Translations

Further reading

  • folly on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • folyl


English

Alternative forms

  • stupidité (rare)

Etymology

From Latin stupiditātem, accusative of Latin stupiditās, equivalent to stupid +‎ -ity.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /stjuːˈpɪdɪti/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /stuˈpɪdɪti/
  • Rhymes: -ɪdɪti
  • Hyphenation: stu‧pid‧i‧ty

Noun

stupidity (countable and uncountable, plural stupidities)

  1. (uncountable) The property of being stupid.
  2. (countable) An act that is stupid.

Synonyms

  • dumbness
  • unintelligence
  • idiocy

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