fool

(redirected from fools)
Also found in: Dictionary, Legal, Acronyms, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to fools: Fools rush in where angels fear to tread, April fools
  • all
  • noun
  • verb
  • phrase

Synonyms for fool

jester

Synonyms

act or play the fool

Synonyms

fool around or about: mess about

fool around with something

Synonyms

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 classic literature ?
Then the Brotherhood of Fools, their first stupor having passed off, wished to defend their pope, so abruptly dethroned.
An episode of humour or kindness touches and amuses him here and there--a pretty child looking at a gingerbread stall; a pretty girl blushing whilst her lover talks to her and chooses her fairing; poor Tom Fool, yonder behind the waggon, mumbling his bone with the honest family which lives by his tumbling; but the general impression is one more melancholy than mirthful.
Before, when I was told to consider him clever, I kept looking for his ability, and thought myself a fool for not seeing it; but directly I said, he a fool, though only in a whisper, everything's explained, isn't it?
A fool is a traditional English dessert and is open to tons of variation.
We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
Illusionists try to fool the double-act and win a booking in Vegas
I am probably biased but I do think that newspapers are the natural home of April Fools jokes.
Traditionally, it would have spooked Brides at the thought of a wedding on April Fools, but when asking Brides to Be why the change of heart, the simple answer was "We were told at school that pranks and bad luck only happened up until 12:00pm, so the rest of the day and night would be safe and smooth sailing
LONDON and ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, February 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- We're here to tell Australians the truth about the bloated financial services industry, says The Motley Fool Australia at http://www.
The first chapter challenges the critical assumption that the use of blackface to represent fools is religious in origin, signaling the connection between folly and the devil.
Though this may run counter to our impressions, our society does not have enough real fools.
Tracing a history of the Russian holy fools (iurodivye), as Ivanov acknowledges, is more difficult than their Byzantine predecessors, even though they are closer to us in time and extend up nearly to the modern era.
I once read someplace that there are two kinds of fools in this world: damned fools and fools for Christ.
I used to love trying to think of ideas in which to fool my parents and friends.
Reading A Posturing of Fools is akin to enjoying a grand fairy-tale.