what is difference between folly and stupidity
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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- stupidité (rare)
From Latin stupiditātem, accusative of Latin stupiditās, equivalent to stupid + -ity.
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /stjuːˈpɪdɪti/
- (General American) IPA(key): /stuˈpɪdɪti/
- Rhymes: -ɪdɪti
- Hyphenation: stu‧pid‧i‧ty
stupidity (countable and uncountable, plural stupidities)
- (uncountable) The property of being stupid.
- (countable) An act that is stupid.