Folly  

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Illustration: Mona Lisa Smoking a Pipe by Eugène Bataille

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Folly is an instance of foolishness or a thoughtless action resulting in tragic consequence.

It can also refer to a fanciful building built for purely ornamental reasons (see folly (architecture)).

Etymology

From Old French, fol (“foolish”), ultimately from Latin follis.

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