Humor vs Folly - What's the difference?

humor | folly |

As nouns the difference between humor and folly

is that humor is mood, temper while folly is .




(en noun)
  • * 1763 , (Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz), History of Louisisana (PG), p. 40
  • For some days a fistula lacrymalis had come into my left eye, which discharged an humour , when pressed, that portended danger.
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  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.}}


    (en verb)
  • I know you don't believe my story, but humor me for a minute and imagine it to be true.


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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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