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
(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.
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 .