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Synonyms for fool



act or play the fool


fool around or about: mess about

fool around with something


Synonyms for fool

a person who is easily deceived or victimized

to cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation

to waste time by engaging in aimless activity

to handle something idly, ignorantly, or destructively

to move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion

fool around: to waste time by engaging in aimless activity

fool around: to make jokes; behave playfully

fool around: to engage in kissing, caressing, and other amorous behavior

fool around: to be sexually unfaithful to another

fool away: to spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly

Synonyms for fool

a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

make a fool or dupe of

indulge in horseplay

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This sanctity of madness -- the sage fool -- if not yet proven to be as widespread as the court jester, is no more a European invention than he.
The Fallen Angel turns into maidservant Marta (Elena Grineva), then into the court jester, and eventually into an anthropomorphous homunculus.
Tarlton takes his place in theatrical history as creator of the stage yokel; his performance is thought to have influenced William Shakespeare's creation of the character Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream , and Tarlton is said to have been the model for the court jester Yorick described in Hamlet.
It's one thing playing the court jester on Have I Got News For You and people dismissing him as a bumbling buffoon, but, somehow, this bumbling buffoon became the Mayor of London and is being tipped as a future Tory leader and, therefore, potential Prime Minister.
JONATHON Morris was in full-on Scouse mode when he got the call from Sleeping Beauty producer David Lee, asking him to take the role of the Court Jester in the Liverpool Echo Arena's pantomime.
Pasquale, who is playing court jester Muddles, said: "It's a fantastic show and what's important in panto is if the kids know the story.
I am like the court jester who is allowed to insult the king and tell the truth without having his hand chopped off.
It's about being naughty without really being naughty" Strictly Come Dancing judge and ex-ballerina Darcey Bussell "I am like the court jester who is allowed to insult the king and tell the truth without having his hand chopped off.
In Chamberlain Square you'll find the Knights of Middle England, including Morris Dancers and a court jester.
There's even a chance to tuck into some medieval food, tickle your ribs with the court jester, enjoy the music of the Lords Of Misrule and take part in an audience with St George.
The grand ballroom at Milford Town Hall was transformed into a Florentine extravaganza complete with a court jester, delicious food, fine wines, music and dancing for Milford Regional Medical Center's fifth annual Melange black-tie masquerade ball.
Also joining the sparkling line-up is Durham favourite Pee Wee Price, in his ever popular whirlwind of witty banter and comic capers in his role as Court Jester, while fellow funnyman Paul Hartley is hapless King Humphrey.
Model Caprice is the Royal Dresser, academic Germaine Greer is the Royal Cook and betting pundit John McCririck is the Court Jester.
Now English Heritage has employed the first Court Jester for 350 years.