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fool

Synonyms of fool in English:

noun

  • 1 you've acted like a complete fool
    informalnitwit, halfwit, dope, ninny, nincompoop, chump, dimwit, dingbat, dipstick, goober, coot, goon, dumbo, dummy, ditz, dumdum, fathead, butthead, numbskull, numbnuts, dunderhead, thickhead, airhead, flake, lamebrain, mouth-breather, zombie, nerd, peabrain, birdbrain, scissorbill, jughead, jerk, donkey, twit, goat, dork, twerp, lamer, schmuck, bozo, boob, turkey, schlep, chowderhead, dumbhead, goofball, goof, goofus, doofus, hoser, galoot, lummox, knuckle-dragger, klutz, putz, schlemiel, sap, meatball, dumb cluck, mook
    vulgar slangasshat
  • 2 she made a fool of me
    informalstooge, sucker, fall guy, sap
  • 3 historical the fool in King James's court
    jester, court jester, clown, buffoon, joker, zany
  • verb

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  • 1 he'd been fooled by a mere child
    informalcon, bamboozle, pull a fast one on, take for a ride, pull the wool over someone's eyes, put one over on, have on, diddle, fiddle, sting, shaft, snooker, stiff, euchre, hornswoggle
    literarycozen
  • 2 I'm not fooling, I promise
    pretend, make believe, feign, put on an act, act, sham, fake;
    joke, jest
    informalkid
  • Phrases

    fool around

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  • 1.1 someone's been fooling around with the controls
    fiddle, play (around), toy, trifle, meddle, tamper, interfere, monkey (around)
    informalmess (around)
  • 2.1 informal my husband's been fooling around
    philander, womanize, flirt, have an affair, commit adultery, cheat
    informalplay around, mess around, carry on, play the field, sleep around
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