follies


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fol·ly

 (fŏl′ē)
n. pl. fol·lies
1. Lack of good sense, understanding, or foresight: an act of folly
2.
a. An act or instance of foolishness: regretted the follies of his youth.
b. A costly undertaking having an absurd or ruinous outcome.
3. follies(used with a sing. or pl. verb) An elaborate theatrical revue consisting of music, dance, and skits.
4. A structure, such as a pavilion in a garden, that is chiefly decorative rather than practical in purpose.

[Middle English folie, from Old French, from fol, foolish, from Late Latin follis, windbag, fool; see fool.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.follies - a revue with elaborate costuming
revue, review - a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
Ziegfeld Follies - a series of extravagant revues produced by Flo Ziegfeld
References in classic literature ?
I have committed follies, gentlemen,' said Uriah, looking round with a meek smile, 'and I ought to bear the consequences without repining.
Before I come here,' said Uriah, stealing a look at us, as if he would have blighted the outer world to which we belonged, if he could, 'I was given to follies; but now I am sensible of my follies.
You knew me when, in spite of my follies, I was umble among them that was proud, and meek among them that was violent - you was violent to me yourself, Mr.
When I think of my past follies, and my present state, I am sure it would be best for you.
Yes, but calumny seized upon all those follies in which I took no part, as you well know, my Lord.
Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
THEATRE NT Live: Follies Live stream of Follies from the National Theatre.
The Eugene Concert Choir will present the final performance of its 42nd season with "Tin Pan Alley Follies," a musical revue of popular American songs from the early 1900s, at 8 p.
Follies, as they are known, come in many shapes and sizes--towers, temples, sham castles, obelisks, forts, even fake caves.
Such follies may have sanctified the delusion of Councillor Lambert that Labour was doing something constructive, but let us not be that naive.
IT WAS very appropriate that Bob Woodhouse should pick a walk in the Whats On supplement that featured follies for his article this week, the week that Temenos was launched.
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine students raised approximately $3,000 for community organizations during the 14th annual Follies Talent Show at Carnegie Hall March 6.