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holy fool

Syllabification: ho·ly fool

Definition of holy fool in English:

noun

A person who appears unintelligent and unsophisticated but who has other redeeming qualities.
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.

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