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.
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foolery

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

(ˈfu lə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. foolish action or conduct.
2. a foolish action, performance, or thing.
[1545–55]
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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
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foolery

noun
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Translations

foolery

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

nAlbernheit f
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foolery

[ˈfuːlərɪ] nstupidaggini fpl
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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.
"Dighton," demanded the general, "what means this foolery? Bid your band silence that dead march--or, by my word, they shall have sufficient cause for their lugubrious strains!
"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.
'Did you ever read any of this man's foolery, Sir?' inquired Slurk of Bob Sawyer.
"Foolery!" he said, his one exhaustive comment on human enterprise, adventure, war, and the chapter of accidents that had entangled him.
Foolery! When the American airship dropped off at last, with most of its crew shot or fallen, Bert in his locker appreciated nothing but that the Vaterland had taken a hideous upward leap.
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. The tide's made good enough by now.
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. Ye might spare me a bit o' this grogram to make clothes for the lad--ye war ne'er ill-natured, Bess; I ne'er said that on ye."
' It is equally a height of foolery for Governor Fayemi who refused to honour an invitation by the house of assembly to explain massive financial misappropriation during his first tenure to now wanting to use the same platform to harass and intimidate a former governor with innumerable achievements to cover up the history of absurdity and non-performance.'