Idiocy vs Folly - What's the difference?

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Idiocy is a related term of folly.


As nouns the difference between idiocy and folly

is that idiocy is (psychology) the state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation while folly is .

idiocy

English

Alternative forms

* idiotcy

Noun

(idiocies)
  • (psychology) The state or condition of being an idiot; the quality of having an intelligence level far below average; mental retardation.
  • An act lacking intelligence or sense; an instance of senselessness; extremely foolish behaviour.
  • The administrators, growing tired of such idiocy , put a new policy in place.

    Synonyms

    * imbecility * stupidity

    References

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    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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