Folly vs Foolhardiness - What's the difference?

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Folly is a related term of foolhardiness.


As nouns the difference between folly and foolhardiness

is that folly is while foolhardiness is the quality of being foolhardy.

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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  • foolhardiness

    English

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The quality of being foolhardy.