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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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He occasionally plays the fool, but he isn't the blinkered "little man," who gets us all into trouble by refusing to look and think.
He always plays the fool to get everyone's spirits up.
ROWAN ATKINSON'S gurning nit plays the fool in America.
Each selection on "The Best Of Aaron Neville" has been digitally remastered, from the original 1966 version of his #2 pop/#1 R&B classic "Tell It Like It Is" to his Top 10 1991 masterpiece "Everybody Plays The Fool," from The Neville Brothers' remarkable version of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" from their gold 1989 "Yellow Moon" album to Aaron's 1997 "Please Remember Me" duet with Linda Ronstadt.
JOOLS Oliver is all smiles as husband Jamie plays the fool after the pair enjoyed a meal out together.