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Meaning of FOOLERY

Pronunciation:  'fooluree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  foolish or senseless behavior
 

FOOLERY is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: folly, indulgence, tomfoolery
 
 See Also: buffoonery, caper, clowning, frivolity, frolic, gambol, harlequinade, play, prank, romp

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fool"er*y\, n.; pl. {Fooleries}.
1. The practice of folly; the behavior of a fool; absurdity.

         Folly in fools bears not so strong a note, As
         foolery in the wise, when wit doth dote. --Shak.

2. An act of folly or weakness; a foolish practice; something
   absurd or nonsensical.

         That Pythagoras, Plato, or Orpheus, believed in any
         of these fooleries, it can not be suspected. --Sir
                                               W. Raleigh.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
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