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Negative ConnotationPlay
The word 'folly' often implies a negative judgment or disapproval of the action or belief. SlideIgnoring her advice was pure folly.
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Not Always SeriousPlay
'Folly' can be used for minor mistakes as well as serious errors in judgment. SlideMissing the meeting due to oversleeping was a small folly.
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Subjective TermPlay
What one person sees as 'folly' might be considered reasonable by someone else. SlideSome saw her solo travel as folly; others admired it.