Synonyms of fool in English:

fool

noun

  • 1 you've acted like a complete fool
    idiot, ass, blockhead, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, imbecile, cretin, dullard, simpleton, moron, clod
    informal nitwit, 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 slang asshat
  • 2 she made a fool of me
    laughingstock, dupe, butt, gull, cat's paw
    informal stooge, 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
    deceive, trick, hoax, dupe, take in, mislead, delude, hoodwink, sucker, bluff, gull; swindle, defraud, cheat, double-cross
    informal con, 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
    literary cozen
  • 2 I'm not fooling, I promise
    pretend, make believe, feign, put on an act, act, sham, fake; joke, jest
    informal kid
    have someone on
  • Phrases

    fool around

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