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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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They had finished making a pallet and it was noticed that Dolman was fooling around with the gun,' said Mr Walters.
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.
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He's not fooling around, and he's an incredibly brilliant man.
You always hear about girls who one night get a little kooky and start fooling around, but you never hear about guy friends doing the same thing.
Aged 14, with my mates from school, we were fooling around, making a recording.
The kids might look a little askance, the upfront investment might be a little more, but Campbell's glad to be done fooling around with the routine of wrangling a new real tree into the living room every year.
The teenagers were fooling around during school lunch break when they became wedged at the Plantation play area in Ardossan, North Ayrshire.
It could be somebody that just bailed out of jail and is upset with us and wanted to stiff us with a large bill, and it could be somebody upset with the restaurants, or it could be kids just fooling around.
He was pulling her hair, biting her playfully and they were generally fooling around.
His productions work very well because he trusts Shakespeare and doesn't feel the need to do too much fooling around to make it work.
Mikey, who has admitted that he would get it on with Imogen if he knew Grace was fooling around on the outside, added: "Believe the fact we are just good mates.
Consequently, federal officials shot down his request without a moment's hesitation as if they knew full well the mayor was just fooling around.
We're told: "Kara and James are good mates and are always fooling around together.