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Definition 1: a person who lacks good judgment - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for fool in the sense of this definition

(fool is a kind of ...) a person lacking intelligence or common sense

(... is a kind of fool ) a pompous fool

(... is a kind of fool ) (Yiddish) a fool; an idiot

(... is a kind of fool ) a learned fool

(... is a kind of fool ) (Yiddish) a crazy fool

(... is a kind of fool ) a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

(... is a kind of fool ) a stupid despised man

(... is a kind of fool ) a female fool

(... is a kind of fool ) a rude or vulgar fool

(... is a kind of fool ) a silly and inept person; someone who is regarded as stupid

Definition 2: a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for fool in the sense of this definition

(fool is a kind of ...) a person who is tricked or swindled

Definition 3: a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for fool in the sense of this definition

(fool is a kind of ...) a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

Definition 4: indulge in horseplay - [verb of communication]

Samples where fool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!
  • The bored children were fooling about

Synonyms for fool in the sense of this definition

(fool is a kind of ...) tell a joke; speak humorously

"He often jokes even when he appears serious"

(fool is a kind of ...) be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children

"The kids were playing outside all day" "I used to play with trucks as a little girl"

Definition 5: fool or hoax - [verb of communication]

Samples where fool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone
  • You can't fool me!

Synonyms for fool in the sense of this definition

(fool is a kind of ...) cause someone to believe an untruth

"The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house"

(... is a kind of fool ) tell false information to for fun

"Are you pulling my leg?"

Definition 6: spend frivolously and unwisely - [verb of consumption]

Samples where fool or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Fritter away one's inheritance

Synonyms for fool in the sense of this definition

(fool is a kind of ...) spend extravagantly

"waste not, want not"

(fool implies ...) use up (resources or materials)

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

Synonyms for fool in the sense of this definition

(fool is a kind of ...) be false to; be dishonest with

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