A person who appears unintelligent and unsophisticated but who has other redeeming qualities.
More example sentences
- He's just great as the holy fool running around the moors grinning manically and whispering ‘I'm the Son of God!’
- At sea the Frenchman is a holy fool, disillusioned by society and reluctant to let go of the ineffable feeling of well-being he gains at sea.
- People said he was a qalander, a holy fool, and very close to God.
Definition of holy fool in:
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