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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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A fool may be known by six things: anger without cause; speech without profit; change without progress; inquiry without object; putting trust in a stranger; and mistaking foes for friends.
In later plays, fools disrupt more seriously and provoke more
Today we still have some fools who may teeter on the line over the abyss.
By the seventeenth century, the holy fools of Russia lived within a social institution and collective understanding of holy foolery that undermined the nature of the holy fool.
Fools of this type may be called scorning fools, Scorners of the Past; or destroying fools, Destroyers of the Present; or dynamic fools, Revelers in the excitements of Change.
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Clever fools are described in chapters focused on the subcategories of 'Warrior Fools', 'Norman Buffoons', 'Minstrel Fools', and '"Jugler" and Jester'; 'innocents' are given two chapters covering the medieval and Tudor periods, in addition to more specific studies of Will Somers and Jane, Queen Mary I's natural.
Fools Crow, though, has conveniently died, making the validation of Mails' writing equally impossible.
The book's title, however, suggests that even Abbey has realized that his hero's stands have the same relation to modern society as court jesters and fools had to their lords and kings.
From medieval times until the 17th century, licensed fools, or jesters, were commonly kept at court, and frequently in the retinue of wealthy nobles.
Thankfully I got some nice stuff from my nearest and dearest and also had the various April Fools that come on the greatest day of the year to keep me smiling.
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THE Magilligans get in shape for Belfast's Festival Of Fools at the end of the month.
These people were labelled fools by the general populace, were subject to ridicule and sent on "fool errands" to non-existent parties and had other practical jokes played upon them.