fo·lie à deux|\ fȯ-lē-ä-ˈdœ, ˌfä-lē-ˌä-ˈdər, -ˈdə\
Definition of folie à deux
: the presence of the same or similar delusional ideas in two persons closely associated with one another
Examples of folie à deux in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThere's a moment late in the play when Hinkypunk's Solange gets a glimpse beyond her folie a deux, recognizes the inevitability of what's to come next for her and her little sister, and gives in to it.
Tony Adler, Chicago Reader, 27 June 2018 The term folie a deux refers to two individuals who plan and commit crimes that neither would concoct on their own — the basis for (fact-based) movies like Hitchcock’s Rope, or Peter Jackson’s Heavenly Creatures.
Gary Thompson, Philly.com, 7 Mar. 2018
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