Botch vs Folly - What's the difference?

botch | folly |


As nouns the difference between botch and folly

is that botch is an action, job, or task that has been performed very badly or botch can be (obsolete) a tumour or other malignant swelling while folly is .

As a verb botch

is to perform (a task) in an unacceptable or incompetent manner; to make a mess of something; to ruin; to bungle; to spoil; to destroy.

botch

English

(wikipedia botch)

Etymology 1

(etyl) , of uncertain origin.

Verb

(es)
  • To perform (a task) in an unacceptable or incompetent manner; to make a mess of something; to ruin; to bungle; to spoil; to destroy.
  • A botched haircut seems to take forever to grow out.
  • To do something without skill, without care, or clumsily.
  • Noun

    (botches)
  • An action, job, or task that has been performed very badly.
  • A patch put on, or a part of a garment patched or mended in a clumsy manner.
  • A ruined, defective, or clumsy piece of work; mess; bungle.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To leave no rubs nor botches in the work.
  • A mistake that is very stupid or embarrassing.
  • A messy, disorderly or confusing combination; conglomeration; hodgepodge.
  • See also

    * foul up * mess up * screw up

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) boche, from .

    Noun

    (botches)
  • (obsolete) A tumour or other malignant swelling.
  • * Milton
  • Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss.
  • A case or outbreak of boils or sores.
  • * 1395 , (John Wycliffe), Bible , Job II:
  • Therfor Sathan ?ede out fro the face of the Lord, and smoot Joob with a ful wickid botche fro the sole of the foot til to his top [...].
  • * 1611 , Bible ((Authorized Version)), Deuteronomy XXVIII:
  • The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

    folly

    English

    Noun

    (follies)
  • .
  • This is a war of folly .
  • Thoughtless action resulting in tragic consequence.
  • The purchase of Alaska from Russia was termed Seward's folly.
  • 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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