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Synonyms for fool

jester

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act or play the fool

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fool around or about: mess about

fool around with something

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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

References in periodicals archive ?
If somebody is outside acting the fool, they're going to call the police.
Speaking yesterday, as she chatted to passengers using the Metro at the Gateshead Interchange, she said: "I have found on some days that although no one is threatening, there is a group of young folk who were having a drink and a good time and acting the fool and it's understandable how somebody would feel vulnerable.
Acting the fool in these circumstances isn''t perhaps as aberrant as we might think, for all intents and purposes, he might as well, there clearly isn''t anything better to do.
Yesterday Mallett, 53, said he would not stop acting the fool, despite riling the camp with his antics.
It's the same if my little brother came out and started acting the fool.
Do you like telling jokes, acting the fool or composing and singing humorous songs?
Is Danny acting the fool or is King's Academy too harsh?
Dr Scobie says: "If you're always playing to the gallery, acting the fool or whatever, you'll eventually start questioning who you really are.
Speaking yesterday, as she chatted to passengers using the Metro at the Gateshead Interchange and the Monument, she said: "I found on some days that, although no one was threatening, there were a group of young folk who were having a drink and a good time and acting the fool and it's understandable how somebody would feel vulnerable.
But now the secret is out: they had no trouble acting the fool like five-year-olds because they were stoned off their heads.
A SPIT AND SAWDUST PUB Jukebox on in the corner a group of lads playing pool arrows being thrown at a dartboard a couple of drunks acting the fool.
So there is no Sean Thornton acting the fool, so there is no self-congratulation from aboard a bus, so there were no celebrations soaked in Champagne.