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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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And if somebody starts fooling around with the books, as happens in a big company, we won't put up with that.
The craze began last April at the Europa Cafe Bar, in Castle Street, when a group friends were DJing and started fooling around with album covers, taking photos of themselves with the sleeves strategically held in front of their faces.
It was just the boys Yussef and Ahmed (Boubker Ait El Caid and Said Tarchani, neither of whom have acted before) fooling around.
Last year 30 people died on North East tracks, most trespassers taking shortcuts or fooling around with mates.
Vera can find herself, "attracted to someone, I'd be fooling around with it or playing with it in my head.
Goddard, Clary reports, spent his boyhood and young adulthood in Massachusetts fooling around with chemicals, contraptions, and, especially, firing off hand-built versions of the short range, solid-fueled rockets that existed at the turn of the 20th century.
Porter and McGillis do it every which way: indoors and outdoors, standing up against refrigerators and chain-link fences, engaging in sadomasochistic sex play in a bedroom, and fooling around stark naked in a glass wall-enclosed living room encircled by views of surrounding skyscrapers.
A young workman fooling around at a Staffordshire pallet-making company fired a nail into a workmate's chest from a high-powered pneumatic air gun, a court was told yesterday.
Most of Petipa's original steps have devolved into dramatic posing and lots of arm-flapping, though the pantomime is crystal-clear: "No fooling around without a wedding ring," Odette gestures to love-struck Siegfried.
The graphics, speed, sound and media options are just out of this world, and its perfect for watching movies, presenting at a business meeting or fooling around at a neighborhood LAN party.
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.
While earning crowns by publishing maudlin tributes to his wife and fellow dissident, Olga, he was openly fooling around and, just a year after her death, married a tomato young enough to be his daughter.
BIG SHOW J Professor and Ella in Journey To The Land of Giants FOOLING AROUND of Flying Monkeys in Belfast yesterday
In every assembly by now, she's been up half a dozen times warning many of her students to stop fooling around and pay attention.
The two couples quickly become inseparable--except for the stolen moments when Charlotte and Amerigo are fooling around behind their spouses' backs.