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Synonyms of fool in English:


  • 2 she always makes a fool of him
    informalstooge, sucker, mug, fall guy
    North American informalsap
  • 3 historical the fool in King James's court
    jester, court jester, clown, buffoon, comic, joker, jokester, zany, merry andrew;
    wearer of the motley, harlequin, Pierrot, Punchinello, Pantaloon
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  • 1 he found he'd been fooled by a schoolboy
    swindle, defraud, cheat, double-cross
    British informalsell a pup to
    North American informalsucker, snooker, stiff, euchre, bunco, hornswoggle
    Australian informalpull a swifty on
  • 2 she screamed but they thought she was fooling
    pretend, make believe, feign, put on an act, act, sham, fake, counterfeit;
    tease, joke, jest, play tricks, clown about/around, play the fool
    informalkid, mess about/around
    British informalwind someone up, have someone on, muck someone about/around
  • 3 she fooled around with a bunch of keys while she spoke
    fiddle, play (about/around), toy, trifle, meddle, tamper, interfere, monkey about/around
    British informalmuck about/around
  • 4 informal my husband's been fooling around behind my back
    philander, womanize, flirt, have an affair, commit adultery
    informalplay around, mess about/around, carry on, play the field, play away, sleep around, swing
    vulgar slangscrew around
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