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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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PLAYING the fool came easily to teenager Dexter Whitehead when he trod the boards as the comic panto character Simple Simon 12 years ago.
PLAYING the fool is nothing new for Doctor Who star Sylvester McCoy.
Aghadown Chief, a 2-1 chance this morning, makes more appeal in the opener than kennel-mate Playing The Fool, while Whitefield Kid, a 15-8 shot with Ladbrokes, is another red-vested runner boasting solid claims.
One regret Leishman (right) does admit to, is playing the fool as the Bard of Kelty in the mid eighties, when among the scalps his team claimed was the expensively assembled Rangers side managed by Graeme Souness.
Each 15-minute episode opened with Annette singing the theme song: "Here comes Muffin, Muffin the Mule/ Dear old Muffin, playing the fool.
Perhaps the comic-cum-poet-cum-quizshow-captain-cumDJ-cum-luvvie spent too long playing the fool on Never Mind The Buzzcocks , but whatever it is - I'm finding it hard to get my head around seeing him working alongside actor-cum-actor Peter Davison.
The Deputy Prime Minister may appear to be playing the fool, but he knows exactly what he is doing.
Goal scoring experts from the big money school, Not ashamed of their antics nor of playing the fool.
What is it about this Eton educated, oh so English actor who has captured the market in playing the fool, that is so captivating?
It is a hoax, someone is playing the fool," The Star Online quoted Kudat police chief Deputy Supt Dawi Ossen as saying.
Others show John Lennon playing the fool onstage and Rolling Stone Keith Richards giving drummer Charlie Watts a haircut.
On Sunday, following his cellar prank, Steve finds the bookie out cold and thinks he's playing the fool.
He slipped clear of trouble at the third corner to beat Playing The Fool by just under two lengths in 27.
That said, the cast was truly amazing in their ability to play Sullivan music in swing arrangements (with some borrowings from classic big band numbers) while singing, acting and generally playing the fool.