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folie à deux

[¦fō·lē ä ¦du̇]
(psychology)
Identical or similar mental disorders affecting two individuals, usually members of the same family living together. Also known as shared paranoid delusion.
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Le libertinage n'est-il pas l'autre nom que peut prendre la folie ?
Indeed, the lift finishes only a matter of metres further up the mountain and our Ecole Ski Francais guide Bernard Deves tells us that soon after the Folie opened in Val Thorens a dress code had to be strictly enforced after one too many meerkats on the chairlift brought the thing to a halt by forgetting to get off, so distracted were they by the scantily-clad gyrations below.
[2] Terms such as "folie imposee," "folie simultanee," "folie communique," and "folie indiute" designate subtypes of the phenomena of "folie a deux.
(8) In folie imposee, delusions are transferred to a sane recipient.
FOLIES SUPERBES, 1938 This Anglo-French revue was a big hit with audiences and returned again that year and twice in 1939.
Every year, Eric Salazar, New Belgium's wood cellar manager, and Lauren Salazar, New Belgium's sour beer blender, coordinate a blending of various foeders to create La Folie.
This is when I decided to create Petite Folie, a three-course menu based on more classical French cuisine.
More exotic examples are known by the French terms folie a deux and folie a famille.
Diamonds never returned, but she was not a mere figment of two children's minds, or a folie a deux - for Enid also saw her - so what in Heaven's name was she?
La Folie, French for "the folly," is a Belgian-inspired sour brown ale; it ferments for one to three years in gigantic oak barrels.