fooling


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characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility

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by dramatizing the potential value of fooling and celebrating the virtue
We have too many people fooling us by bending the truth beyond recognition.
You couldn't fool your mother on the foolingest day of your life even if you had an electrified fooling machine.
Women have probably been fooling around with each other since they lived in caves, since they told their tribespeople, "Hey, Doris and I have to go finish that painting in the cave.
Subsequent chapters on early Stuart fools and innocents, including Archibald Armstrong and Queen Henrietta Maria's dwarf, Jeffrey Hudson, nicely substantiate one of the book's subsidiary claims: that the nature of court fooling was closely tied to the character and political needs of the ruling monarch.