Translation of folly in Spanish:

folly

Pronunciation: /ˈfɑːli; ˈfɒli/

n (pl -lies)

  • 1 u c (foolishness, recklessness) locura (f) it was sheer folly fue una auténtica locura an act of reckless folly una temeridad absurda the follies of her youth las locuras or insensateces de su juventud
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    • This is sheer folly and reveals a lack of understanding of the power of saving regularly from an early age.
    • There is no future in trying to find a middle road between folly and common sense.
    • With a minute left, and the score 2-2, Phil Neville committed an act of folly in the penalty box and Ganea scored from the spot.
  • 2 (BrE) [Archit] capricho (m)
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    • The monument to the seventh Earl continued the tradition of follies and garden buildings begun in the 18th century.
    • Known as the Temple de l' Amour, the folly is now the client's summer residence.
    • Ruins themselves are reminiscent of purpose-built folly gardens of the eighteenth century.
  • 3
    (follies pl)
    (revue) revista (f)
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    • Her sister Doris had been employed to rehearse a group of dancing girls for a road show of the Follies for producer Ned Wayburn.
    • ‘I'm one of the lucky ones,’ she says of performing in the Follies.
    • The women, now much older, reminisce, rekindle old friendships, open old wounds, and perform some of their Follies numbers.

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