folly
Pronunciation Noun

folly (plural follies)

  1. foolishness#English|Foolishness.
    This is a war of folly to continue.
    It'd be folly.
  2. Thoughtless action resulting in tragic consequence.
    The purchase of Alaska from Russia was termed Seward's folly.
  3. A fanciful building built for purely ornamental reasons.
    A luncheonette in the shape of a coffee cup is particularly conspicuous, as is intended of an architectural duck or folly.
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