Faith vs Folly - What's the difference?

faith | folly |

As nouns the difference between faith and folly

is that faith is seer, soothsayer while folly is .



Alternative forms

* feith, feithe, fayth, faythe, faithe (obsolete)


  • A feeling, conviction, or belief that something is true or real, not contingent upon reason or justification.
  • Have faith that the criminal justice system will avenge the murder.
    I have faith that my prayers will be answered.
    I have faith in the healing power of crystals.
  • A religious belief system.
  • The Christian faith .
  • An obligation of loyalty or fidelity and the observance of such an obligation.
  • He acted in good faith to restore broken diplomatic ties after defeating the incumbent.
  • A trust or confidence in the intentions or abilities of a person, object, or ideal.
  • I have faith in the goodness of my fellow man.
  • (obsolete) Credibility or truth.
  • * Mitford
  • the faith of the foregoing narrative


    * belief, confidence, trust,ignorance, arrogance, conviction * (system of religious belief) religion


    * (religious belief system) Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Wicca, Eckankar, , Zoroastrianism, New Age, Unitarian Universalism, Jainism, Shinto, LaVeyan Satanism, Scientology, Taoism, Yoruba, Druidry, paganism, Juche, Cao Dai, Confucianism, Spiritism, humanism, Rastafarianism, Tenrikyo

    Derived terms

    * Attic faith * bad faith * faithful * faithfully * faithfulness * faith-healer * faithing * faithless * in faith * Punic faith








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  • 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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