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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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In 1458, the Russian Church forbade the veneration of the fool Prokopii, tore down his chapel, and removed his icon; yet in 1588 the fool St.
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Years later, when shown a picture of the great white horse made by scraping the topsoil off a chalk hill, Anne remembers the reference to Alfred as a usurper and a fool, and has to be corrected by the man who shows her the photograpsh:
April Fools Day is believed to have started in 1564 when King Charles IX of France adopted the Gregorian calendar, shifting New Year celebrations from April 1 to January 1.
His chief work, however, is Das Narrenschiff, a story of fools on a ship bound for a fool's paradise.
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Thus we are told that the regent Morton had a fool, Patrick Bonny; Holbein painted Sir Thomas More 's jester, Patison, in his picture of the chancellor; and as late as 1728 Swift wrote an epitaph on Dickie Pearce, the fool of the earl of Suffolk, who died at the age of sixty - three and is buried in Berkeley Churchyard, Gloucestershire.
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