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synonyms for follies

  • absurdity
  • craziness
  • foolishness
  • idiocy
  • indiscretion
  • lunacy
  • madness
  • recklessness
  • silliness
  • stupidity
  • daftness
  • fatuity
  • imbecility
  • impracticality
  • imprudence
  • inadvisability
  • inanity
  • irrationality
  • obliquity
  • rashness
  • senselessness
  • triviality
  • unsoundness
  • vice
  • dottiness
  • dumb thing to do
  • dumb trick
  • preposterousness
  • witlessness
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antonyms for follies

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  • care
  • carefulness
  • intelligence
  • sense
  • judgment
  • knowledge
  • seriousness
  • understanding
  • wisdom
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How to use follies in a sentence

Whatever my follies may have been as a young man, I am at least incapable of wronging my wife as a married one.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
My serious turn and studious habits have preserved me alike from the follies of dissipation and from the bustle of intrigue.
MADAME ROLAND, MAKERS OF HISTORYJOHN S. C. ABBOTT
The follies of youth have a basis in sound reason, just as much as the embarrassing questions put by babes and sucklings.
THE POCKET R.L.S.ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
Of course, he told Violet none of the follies which had cost poor Kennedy the loss both of popularity and self-respect.
JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
He was even represented swung up in a basket in his own thinking-shop and giving utterance to innumerable heresies and follies.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
Modern religions are but follies of old times rejuvenated or presented in some new form.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
He is familiar, and in a manner identified, with the very follies he is so generously decrying.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
It would appear that this God created the nations but to be toys for the passions and follies of His representatives upon earth.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
I believe, my dear friends, that I have given you a sufficient preventative against all these follies.
SUPERSTITION IN ALL AGES (1732)JEAN MESLIER
His great rival in satire was Horace, who laughed at follies; but Juvenal, more austere, exaggerated and denounced them.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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