Folly vs Shenanigans - What's the difference?

folly | shenanigans |


As nouns the difference between folly and shenanigans

is that folly is while shenanigans is mischievous play, especially by children.

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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  • shenanigans

    English

    Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • Mischievous play, especially by children.
  • Billy and Tom are playing noisily upstairs again. They're up to their usual shenanigans .
  • Deceitful trick(s); trickery, games.
  • You should learn to spot their shenanigans and avoid being fooled.
    The advertisement said it would cost $50, but they charged me $75 at the register. I declare shenanigans .

    References

    * (wikipedia "shenanigans")