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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fol·ly /ˈfɑli/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fol·ly n.; pl. Follies
 1. The state of being foolish; want of good sense; levity, weakness, or derangement of mind.
 2. A foolish act; an inconsiderate or thoughtless procedure; weak or light-minded conduct; foolery.
             What folly 'tis to hazard life for ill.   --Shak.
 3. Scandalous crime; sin; specifically, as applied to a woman, wantonness.
    [Achan] wrought folly in Israel.   --Josh. vii. 15.
    When lovely woman stoops to folly.   --Goldsmith.
 4. The result of a foolish action or enterprise.
    It is called this man's or that man's =\“folly,” and name of the foolish builder is thus kept alive for long after years.\=   --Trench.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the trait of acting stupidly or rashly [syn: foolishness,
           unwiseness] [ant: wisdom]
      2: a stupid mistake [syn: stupidity, betise, foolishness,
      3: the quality of being rash and foolish [syn: foolishness, craziness]
      4: foolish or senseless behavior [syn: foolery, tomfoolery,
          craziness, lunacy, indulgence]