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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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Presenters and speakers at the 2000 Court Jester Awards include Phyllis Schlafly (Eagle Forum), Sam Casey (Christian Legal Society), Tom Jipping (Free Congress Foundation), Teresa Collett (South Texas College of Law), Alex Acosta, (Ethics and Public Policy Center), and Jan LaRue (FRC).
However, will England's first court jester since Cromwell's republic swept away the vestiges of the Medieval monarchs, be reunited with his traditional employer and patron?
Legal scholars from around the country submitted the nominations for Jester awards to a distinguished Court Jester Awards Committee consisting of Amherst College law professor Hadley Arkes, Center for Equal Opportunity President Linda Chavez, Judicial Selection Monitoring Committee Director Thomas Jipping, Senior Director of Legal Studies at Family Research Council Janet LaRue, Landmark Legal Foundation President Mark R.
I've decided to make him the village idiot who becomes the court jester," he added.
Whatever the reason, I think I prefer the old, incredibly over the top court jester and figure of fun - as opposed to the merely over the top court jester and figure of fun.
A court jester, a knight and a spy were at the castle to promote events which will be taking place over the coming months.
Price includes a mead reception, a bottle of fine wine (or equivalent in ale), gastronomic feast and entertainment by resident court jester.
The Morgan family were there in force, with dad Stephen, 48, as Queen Formica, daughter Steph, 23, as Bimbo the court jester, and mum Donna, 47, playing the Fairy Queen again.
Televisionprankster Jeremy Beadle is Court Jester in this attractive version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Now English Heritage has employed the first Court Jester for 350 years.
With cabaret singer Jason Graae in a sort-of court jester role, the four Pontevedrian dignitaries were appropriately ridiculous.
FOR 10 years Johnny Nelson was the court jester at the prince's table.
The Elves and the Pixies Are whispering The Gnomes and Goblins too The news is out There's magic about It's a fairytale come true The Court Jester He's been summoned The horses have all been shoed All we need Is a blessing indeed And that only comes from God And spring herself Is coming With flowers in her hair And I do here tell Dignities as well Are coming from Everywhere Our future King will Wed His Queen The world in awe will sigh Young girls with dreams Will dry their eyes And wave their Prince goodbye Say what you will This country is The greatest so I say Stand up be proud Sing out loud Let's toast This Royal Wedding Day.
For many centuries the fool stood at the side of the reigning sovereign but being a court jester wasn't all children's play," says Karen Pike, events manager for English Heritage.
The Morgan family will be there in force, with dad Stephen, 48, as Queen Formica, daughter Steph, 23, as Bimbo the Court jester and mum Donna , 47, playing the Fairy Queen again.