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Synonyms for goof

Synonyms for goof

a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake

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Instead of goofing off, he could be golfing with the likes of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods.
Actually, goofing off and acting nobly are not mutually exclusive.
Gamble is a shining star, a non-golfer who did all right by sticking to business when others were goofing off in the name of forming alliances.
As for the goofing around with Greasy Gloria - no thanks.
--Film director Kevin Smith, who's straight, goofing on his governor at a Los Angeles press event to promote the DVD release of his films Clerks and Jersey Girl, August 18
He added: "Of course he was goofing around - because he was Goofy!"
There are five manifestations of misbehavior (Charles, 2002): (1) Aggression--physical and/or verbal attacks; (2) Immorality--acts contrary to accepted ethical norms (e.g., cheating); (3) Defiance of--refusal to do as the teacher requests; (4) Classroom Disruptions--talking too loud, etc.; (5) Goofing Off--e.g., fooling around, out of seat, etc.
The most basic factor that governs the likelihood of students goofing off in your classroom is their physical distance from your body.
He was goofing for the cameras at the premiere of his new film Bruce Almighty in Munich.
While some of the activities are fun, this is not about goofing off, but about, well, serious fun.
When a wasp bites nestmates, is it sending a message that translates roughly as "Stop goofing around and do some work"?
Whenever I'm at work or goofing off, it's comforting to know that I'm still making a very important difference in this world!