4. fan, rooter, groupie, claqueur; sycophant, parasite, satellite, hanger-on, dangler, toady; faddist, Brit. Sl. trendy, sheep.
following, n. 1. attendants, retinue, train, suite, entourage; dependents, clientele, clientage.
2. adherents, patrons, supporters, advocates; devotees, admirers, fans, claque. -adj. 3. next, ensuing, succeeding, successive, sequent, sequential, subsequent, consequent, resulting.
folly, n. 1. absurdity, absurdness, inanity, pointlessness, fatuousness; senselessness, nonsense, nonsensicalness, nonsensicality, meaninglessness, Archaic, in-sipience; unreasonableness, irrationality, illogicalness, illogicality; preposterousness, extravagance, excessiveness; poppycock, amphigory, bosh, drivel, gibberish, balderdash, fiddle-faddle; babble, twaddle, prattle; ridiculousness, ridiculosity, laughableness, ludicrousness; comicality, comicalness, funniness, humor, humorousness, drollness; asininity, idiocy, idioticalness, Inf. moronism, Inf moronity, imbecility; craziness, Sl. kookiness, madness, wildness, insanity, dementedness; daftness, Inf. nuttiness, peculiarity, strangeness, erraticism, eccentricity, oddness, oddity; All Sl. balminess, bugginess, screwiness, goofiness, wackiness, looniness.
2. weak-mindedness, simple-mindedness, feather-headedness, rattleheadedness; light-mindedness, lightheadedness, feeble-mindedness, Inf. dizziness; mud-dleheadedness, absent-mindedness, bemusement, confusion, confusedness; dullness, Inf. dopiness, Inf. dumbness, insensateness; dull-wittedness, slow-wittedness, half-wittedness, unwittingness; hare-brainedness, giddiness, mercurialness, recklessness, unstableness, instability; stupidness, stupidity, unintelligence, mindlessness, fatuity, brainlessness, slowness; denseness, density, thickness, thickheadedness, obtuseness, stolidness, lumpishness, bluntness; blockheadedness, boneheadedness, doltishness; empty-headedness, blankness, vacancy, vacuousness.
3. triflingness, frivolousness, frivolity, shallowness; unimportance, inconsiderableness, insignificance; pettiness, picayunishness, triviality, paltriness; smallness, scantiness, meagerness.
4. antic, antics, caper, Inf. shenanigans, Sl. monkey-shines, Sl. monkeybusiness; mischief, prankishnesss, Inf. hanky-panky, Scot. and North Eng. daffing, prank, trick, practical joke; farce, mockery, mummery; fooling, tomfoolery, horseplay; clowning, clownery, clownishness, zanyism; buffoonery, buf-foonism, buffoonishness, harlequinade; joking, jesting, jocosity, jocoseness, jocularity, waggishness, waggery, drollery; levity, facetiousness; silliness, childishness, immaturity, puerility, juvenility.
5. inappropriateness, ineptness, ineptitude, improperness, impropriety, incongruousness, incongruity, inconsistence, inconsistency; indiscretion, imprudence, unwiseness, irresponsibility; impetuousness, impetuosity, impulsiveness, hastiness, short-sightedness; foolhardiness, incaution, heedlessness, rashness, brashness, recklessness, unwariness; mistake, blunder, false move, Sl. goof, faux pas.
foment, v. 1. instigate, incite, provoke, actuate, initiate, put in motion, sow the seeds of, Inf. start something, look for trouble; encourage, urge, abet, spur, goad, prompt, egg on, put up to; agitate, excite, suscitate, impassion, arouse, rouse, brew, stir up, work up, wind up, whip up, Inf. psych up, fire up, inflame, enkindle, kindle, touch off, ignite the spark, stir the embers, fan the fire; stimulate, animate, reanimate, invigorate, motivate, galvanize, electrify, inspire, inspirit, vivify, rally, enliven, liven up, awaken, wake up, shake up, revive; promote, foster, further, forward, advance, favor; support, advocate, patronize.
My Account / Test History
All people are not hard-working.
Not all people are hard-working.
Similarly, Everybody doesn't like dancing should be Not evorybody likes dancing. The first sentence is wrong because it makes all people lazy.