fool

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Synonyms for fool

jester

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act or play the fool

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fool around or about: mess about

fool around with something

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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 periodicals archive ?
He's had a steady girlfriend for two years and likes to act the fool. He is going to university to study forensic pschology.
When Lesley Joseph takes the stage as the wicked queen in this year's panto, Snow White, at Newcastle's Theatre Royal, she'll be another in a long line of stars willing to act the fool for the sake of tradition.
He won't get the chance to act the fool today as he's going to be racing in the middle of the pack and any repetition of the Ascot debacle will see him among the double deckers and funfair on the inside of the track.
"You can't do things that other people can do, like go out drinking and act the fool with your friends.
What I was really guilty of was being all too ready to act the fool and be distracted.
Gascoigne was always likely to act the fool and often there is no harm in his behaviour.