Botch vs Folly - What's the difference?
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
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.
(etyl) , of uncertain origin.
To perform (a task) in an unacceptable or incompetent manner; to make a mess of something; to ruin; to bungle; to spoil; to destroy.
To do something without skill, without care, or clumsily.
- A botched haircut seems to take forever to grow out.
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.
A mistake that is very stupid or embarrassing.
A messy, disorderly or confusing combination; conglomeration; hodgepodge.
- To leave no rubs nor botches in the work.
* foul up
* mess up
* screw up
From (etyl) boche, from .
(obsolete) A tumour or other malignant swelling.
A case or outbreak of boils or sores.
* 1395 , (John Wycliffe), Bible , Job II:
- Botches and blains must all his flesh emboss.
* 1611 , Bible ((Authorized Version)), Deuteronomy XXVIII:
- 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 [...].
- 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.
Thoughtless action resulting in tragic consequence.
- This is a war of folly .
A fanciful building built for purely ornamental reasons.
- The purchase of Alaska from Russia was termed Seward's folly.
- A luncheonette in the shape of a coffee cup is particularly conspicuous, as is intended of an architectural duck or folly .