Found 3 items, similar to fool.
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n 1: a person who lacks good judgment [syn: sap
2: a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of [syn:
, fall guy
, soft touch
3: a professional clown employed to entertain a king or
nobleman in the middle ages [syn: jester
, motley fool
v 1: make a fool or dupe of [syn: gull
2: spend frivolously and unwisely; “Fritter away one's
, frivol away
, fritter away
, fool away
3: fool or hoax; “The immigrant was duped because he trusted
; “You can't fool me!”
, put on
, take in
, put one over
, put one across
4: indulge in horseplay; “Enough horsing around--let's get back
; “The bored children were fooling about”
[syn: horse around
, arse around
, fool around
English → English
, n. [Cf. F. fouler to tread, crush. Cf. 1st Foil
A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream;
-- commonly called gooseberry fool.
, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad;
a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated
ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. Folly
1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of
understanding; an idiot; a natural.
2. A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or
pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one
without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt.
Extol not riches, then, the toil of fools. --Milton.
Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn
in no other. --Franklin.
3. (Script.) One who acts contrary to moral and religious
wisdom; a wicked person.
The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.
--Ps. xiv. 1.
4. One who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or
buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed
fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments.
Can they think me . . . their fool or jester?
, Court fool
, etc. See under April
, a cap or hood to which bells were usually
attached, formerly worn by professional jesters.
, an unreasonable, silly, profitless adventure
, iron or copper pyrites, resembling gold in
, a name applied to a limbo (see under
) popularly believed to be the region of vanity and
nonsense. Hence, any foolish pleasure or condition of vain
(Bot.), an annual umbelliferous plant
) resembling parsley, but nauseous
To make a fool of
, to render ridiculous; to outwit; to
To play the fool
, to act the buffoon; to act a foolish
part. “I have played the fool, and have erred
--1 Sam. xxvi. 21.
, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fooled
; p. pr. & vb. n.
To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle
sport or mirth.
Is this a time for fooling? --Dryden.
, v. t.
1. To infatuate; to make foolish. --Shak.
For, fooled with hope, men favor the deceit.
2. To use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying
manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring foolish
confidence; as, to fool one out of his money.
You are fooled, discarded, and shook off
By him for whom these shames ye underwent. --Shak.
To fool away
, to get rid of foolishly; to spend in trifles,
idleness, folly, or without advantage.