Definition of foolery in English:



  • Silly or foolish behavior.

    • ‘Puns, outlandish narrative detours and other foolery are wildly evident in Milligan's scripts.’
    • ‘In the end, even his holy foolery seems more glib than wise.’
    • ‘In William Shakespeare's comedy, Twelfth Night, Feste the clown is not the only fool who is subject to foolery.’
    • ‘My smoking is stupid of course, but that's my damn foolery and none of the General's business.’
    • ‘Caring for her kingdom had taught Aluvia a new kind of love that made her infatuation with Gadi foolery.’
    • ‘‘Clearly,’ he wrote, ‘all such pieces of foolery will pass away as quickly as they have appeared.’’
    • ‘On a former teacher's advice, he reads Flaubert's Bouvard and Pecuchet, which was the last word on this sort of foolery.’
    • ‘I'll not have you poison this vessel with your foolery and slubbering.’
    • ‘Looking back, she felt nothing but foolery and cursed herself for such immature motives.’
    • ‘The masters of this sort of visual foolery are of course the people who post here.’
    • ‘There's to be no biting, kicking, rearing or foolery, understand?’
    • ‘Ivan could think of no other explanation for such foolery.’
    • ‘Admittedly, he plays the baddy, a doctor sent into the asylum to sort things out - i.e. curb this reckless artistic foolery.’
    • ‘There is silly foolery and there is heroic foolery, the Zeppelin-tinkerer explains.’
    • ‘There's much foolery among them, but it's very difficult to fool the Vatican.’
    • ‘In years gone by, entire summers could pass with barely a glimpse of flannelled foolery on the back pages of the tabloids.’
    • ‘But we'll save some of my foolery for the intermission.’
    • ‘I coolly laughed and tried to place a simple mask of foolery on my face.’
    • ‘It could all turn out to be little more than a little pre-election April foolery, of course.’
    • ‘For all its appearance of foolery, then, play is serious business that does not mask unpleasant realities hidden by ritual.’
    clowning, fooling, tomfoolery, hoaxing, mischief, buffoonery, silliness, silly behaviour, skylarking, horseplay
    antics, capers, practical jokes, pranks
    foolishness, stupidity, idiocy
    larking around, larks, shenanigans
    monkey tricks
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