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synonyms for foolery

  • absurdity
  • idiocy
  • insanity
  • lunacy
  • madness
  • nonsense
  • nuttiness
  • silliness
  • flakiness
  • imbecility
  • senselessness
  • tomfoolery
  • brainlessness
  • wackiness
  • zaniness

antonyms for foolery

MOST RELEVANT
  • sense
  • judgment
  • sense
  • wisdom
  • care
  • carefulness
  • caution
  • circumspection
  • prudence
  • seriousness
  • thoughtfulness
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    How to use foolery in a sentence

    The person whose mind is satisfied by the parlour dullness of that nightly foolery only becomes animated when he is indecent.
    THE CHEQUERSJAMES RUNCIMAN
    The woman ceased from her mysterious foolery, and started tip-toeing toward the door.
    A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT, COMPLETEMARK TWAIN (SAMUEL CLEMENS)
    That done, there being nothing pleasant but the foolery of the farce, we went home.
    DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
    If it hadn't been for your foolery in sticking up the notices we should have been friends with the Indians now.
    THE TALKING HORSEF. ANSTEY
    You get us into a precious hobble through sheer wanton foolery, and then you expect me to like it.
    JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
    Supreme Lady, she, of this sublime world-foolery regardless of expense: so has the gallantry of August ordered it.
    HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
    I read one programme on the subject, by a fellow called Oates, and thought it the most absurd foolery I ever perused.
    PEVERIL OF THE PEAKSIR WALTER SCOTT
    It was a good joke, such as Mark Twain loved—a carefully prepared, harmless bit of foolery.
    MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
    M. N. at first believed that it was a piece of foolery planned either by one of his own family or by one of his clerks.
    MYSTERIOUS PSYCHIC FORCESCAMILLE FLAMMARION
    There were the two Miss Facebys, who came up here last spring, fresh from a six months' foolery in Paris.
    PENCIL SKETCHESELIZA LESLIE
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    WORDS RELATED TO FOOLERY

    • absurdity
    • brainlessness
    • flakiness
    • foolery
    • idiocy
    • imbecility
    • insanity
    • lunacy
    • madness
    • nonsense
    • nuttiness
    • senselessness
    • silliness
    • tomfoolery
    • wackiness
    • zaniness
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.