foolery


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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 ?
All this continental life, all this Europe of yours, and all the trash about 'going abroad' is simply foolery, and it is mere foolery on our part to come.
As to this new foolery, I know no more about it than yourself; perhaps not so much.
A tedious foolery, rather," said Sir William Howe, with an air of indifference.
In the height of his foolery, the patriarchal colt, which, unbroken to the saddle, was suffered to follow on at large, happened to come within his reach.
It was her turn to scorn persuasive foolery now, and she did not waste it.
And now, you look here," he added, suddenly changing his tone, "we've had about enough of this foolery.
An' here, they'n gi'en you lots o' good grogram and flannel, as should ha' been gi'en by good rights to them as had the sense to keep away from such foolery.
As well as the usual kung fu foolery, Chan turns his skills to a Bollywood dance routine.
TOM FOOLERY Zlatan Ibrahimovic denied on a busy day for flying Clarets cat Tom Heaton
Most of them were obviously grandstanding for their folks back home, trying to show some brilliance but succeeding in showing their foolery.
A lot more, actually, and we get it, too, in jokes serious and silly, political digs with sharp points, diatribes against fraudulent psychics, little lectures on ethics, and nonstop foolery that can be divided into pranks, stunts, tricks, illusions, deceptions and baffling feats of--for want of a better word--magic.
It seems to me that in easy laughter at yourself and your own foolery, humility is the final frontier, the open door to real wisdom, if we can shave our egos down enough to fit through the entrance.