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fool·er·y

 (fo͞o′lə-rē)
n. pl. fool·er·ies
1. Foolish behavior or speech.
2. An instance of foolish behavior or speech; a jest.

foolery

(ˈfuːlərɪ)
n, pl -eries
1. foolish behaviour
2. an instance of this, esp a prank or trick

fool•er•y

(ˈfu lə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. foolish action or conduct.
2. a foolish action, performance, or thing.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foolery - foolish or senseless behaviorfoolery - foolish or senseless behavior  
frolic, gambol, romp, caper, play - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss - (Yiddish) craziness; senseless behavior or activity
buffoonery, clowning, harlequinade, japery, prank, frivolity - acting like a clown or buffoon

foolery

noun
Translations

foolery

[ˈfuːlərɪ] Nbufonadas fpl; (= nonsense) → tonterías fpl

foolery

nAlbernheit f

foolery

[ˈfuːlərɪ] nstupidaggini fpl
References in classic literature ?
Nevertheless, I say he who wrote it, for deliberately composing such fooleries, deserves to be sent to the galleys for life.
The natives died of starvation by the million, while their rulers robbed them of the fruits of their toil and expended it on magnificent pageants and mumbo-jumbo fooleries.
There's a great British underbelly who, reading of such fooleries perpetrated by the politically correct, mistakenly imagine that it is the settlers who make unreasonable demands.