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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfool(noun)

    a person who lacks good judgment

    Synonyms:
    muggins, tomfool, gull, cosh, fall guy, mark, sap, mug, jester, sucker, soft touch, blackjack, saphead, patsy, chump, motley fool

  2. chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug(noun)

    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

    Synonyms:
    physiognomy, phiz, marking, jester, mug, motley fool, sucker, bell ringer, target, crisscross, sea gull, fall guy, score, smiler, sign, brand, countenance, grade, mugful, chump, mark, stigma, visage, kisser, home run, scratch, tomfool, gull, muggins, patsy, marker, sap, scrape, cross, print, scar, stain, bull's eye, lollipop, seagull, saphead, soft touch, all-day sucker

  3. jester, fool, motley fool(verb)

    a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

    Synonyms:
    sap, tomfool, mug, saphead, sucker, gull, fall guy, chump, patsy, jester, motley fool, mark, muggins, soft touch

  4. fool, gull, befool(verb)

    make a fool or dupe of

    Synonyms:
    dupe, fool around, arse around, dissipate, cod, shoot, put one over, slang, frivol away, fool away, put on, befool, take in, put one across, fritter away, fritter, gull, horse around

  5. fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away(verb)

    spend frivolously and unwisely

    "Fritter away one's inheritance"

    Synonyms:
    dupe, shoot, scud, befool, sprout, hit, gull, slang, film, put on, snap, take in, put one across, take, break up, bourgeon, arse around, put one over, fool around, buck, shoot down, disperse, fritter, spread out, dart, frivol away, dash, burgeon forth, horse around, scoot, fritter away, charge, inject, germinate, cod, dissipate, scatter, photograph, blast, dispel, spud, flash, pip, pullulate, tear, fool away

  6. gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across(verb)

    fool or hoax

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

    Synonyms:
    earn, draw, take in, put one over, gather in, suck up, assimilate, invite, befool, catch, slang, imbibe, make, pull in, don, put on, tantalise, put one across, take, have, suck, adopt, view, rally, tease, assume, see, fool around, horse around, gain, fool away, fritter, ingest, realise, apply, ride, turn in, get into, sop up, watch, receive, fritter away, arse around, clear, razz, frivol away, gull, take up, soak up, tantalize, cod, dissipate, shoot, bring in, overhear, rag, mount, taunt, wear, dupe, realize, consume, absorb, collect, bait, twit, suck in

  7. horse around, arse around, fool around, fool(verb)

    indulge in horseplay

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

    Synonyms:
    loaf, fool around, arse around, shoot, dissipate, gull, frig around, frivol away, put one over, dupe, lounge around, arse about, waste one's time, loll around, put on, play around, bum, lounge about, put one across, fool away, befool, fritter away, slang, loll, bum around, bum about, horse around, fritter, take in, cod

Wiktionary

  1. fool(noun)

    Synonyms:
    jester, joker

  2. fool(noun)

    Synonyms:
    gobshite

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fool

    Synonyms:
    dunce, idiot, idler, ignoramus, illiterate person

    Antonyms:
    disciple, learner, pupil, savant, scholar, student

Editors Contribution

  1. nitwit

    stupid or ridiculous person.

    quit poking yourself, ya big fool.

    Submitted by JP03 on March 2, 2015  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fool(n.)

    Synonyms:
    dolt, witling, driveller, idiot, simpleton, ninny, nincompoop, blockhead, DUNCE

  2. fool(n.)

    Synonyms:
    buffoon, harlequin, droll, punch, antic, jester, zany, clown, mountebank, merry andrew, scaramouch, jack-pudding, pickle-herring

  3. fool(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    trifle, toy, play, play the fool, play the monkey, act like a fool

  4. fool(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    deceive, cheat, trick, dupe, gull, delude, circumvent, cozen, overreach, beguile, hoodwink, chouse, cully, impose upon

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How to use fool in a sentence?

  1. Helen Rowland:

    It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.

  2. P. J. O'Rourke:

    A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.

  3. Donald Trump:

    We have a President that made a fool out of himself the other night, he doesn't even mention the term. He refuses to use the term. Nobody understands why.

  4. Ruckett:

    The fool needs company, the wise solitude.

  5. Abraham Lincoln:

    Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.


Translations for fool

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  • flousAfrikaans
  • أحمق, مغفلArabic
  • abdal, axmaqAzerbaijani
  • ду́раньBelarusian
  • кисел, глупа́к, шут, абда́лBulgarian
  • মূর্খBengali
  • beneit, el boig, idiota, enganarCatalan, Valencian
  • pitomec, šašek, blb, blázen, blbec, klaun, hlupák, pošetilec, blboun, klamat, obelhávatCzech
  • ухмахChuvash
  • nar, fjolsDanish
  • Trottel, Narr, Tor, Mus, der Narr, dumme Gans, Dummkopf, betrügen, verarschen, schwindeln, täuschenGerman
  • κάρτα ταρό, τζουτζές, γελωτοποιός, ανόητος, ξεγελάωGreek
  • malsaĝuloEsperanto
  • imbécil, tonto, el loco, bobo, el bufón, bufón, necio, tomar el pelo, engañar, engrupirSpanish
  • tola, narr, tobu, lollEstonian
  • خنگ, ابله, احمقPersian
  • höhlä, pöljä, idiootti, hovinarri, typerys, tomppeli, hölmö, narri, tollo, pöllö, pöhkö, houkka, narrata, puliveivata, huijataFinnish
  • býttlingur, dáriFaroese
  • le fou, bouffon, idiot, le mat, fou, imbécile, rouler, duper, tromperFrench
  • leibide, amadán, óinseachIrish
  • amadan, òinseachScottish Gaelic
  • chouchoGalician
  • גולםHebrew
  • मूर्खHindi
  • bolond, bolondítHungarian
  • հիմար, խեղկատակ, հիմարացնելArmenian
  • sontoloyo, goblok, tolol, bodohIndonesian
  • bjániIcelandic
  • buffone di corte, imbecille, il matto, giullare, buffone, scemo, sciocco, idiota, il folle, pagliaccio, fare lo sciocco, ingannare, scherzare, farsi beffe diItalian
  • 戯け(たわけ), あほ, 馬鹿, 愚か者, 惚け, 道化 師, アホ, 愚者, ばかにするJapanese
  • sontoloyoJavanese
  • იდიოტი, ბრიყვი, დებილი, სულელიGeorgian
  • ақымақKazakh
  • ល្ងីល្ងើ, មនុស្សល្ងីល្ងើKhmer
  • 바보, 광대Korean
  • келесоо, акмакKyrgyz
  • stultusLatin
  • kvailys, juokdarysLithuanian
  • neprāte, muļķe, neprātis, muļķis, duraksLatvian
  • ngoungouaMāori
  • абдалMacedonian
  • bodohMalay
  • iqarquMaltese
  • ဗာလBurmese
  • dwaas, bedriegen, in de maling nemenDutch
  • narr, dust, tulling, tosk, narre, lureNorwegian
  • głupiec, dureń, głupek, oszukaćPolish
  • bobo da corte, idiota, bobo, louco, imbecil, tolo, lograr, enganarPortuguese
  • bufon, prost, prosti, păcăliRomanian
  • ду́рень, тупи́ца, идио́т, дура́к, болва́н, деби́л, скоморо́х, дурале́й, балбе́с, ду́ра, шут, идио́тка, глупе́ц, наду́ть, одура́чить, обдури́ть, дура́чить, дури́ть, надува́тьRussian
  • šut, луђак, глупан, dvorska luda, buzda, glupan, luđak, абдал, budala, глупак, glupak, luda, бузда, будала, šutnik, abdal, nasamariti, насамаритиSerbo-Croatian
  • මෝඩයා, මැට්ටාSinhala, Sinhalese
  • hlupák, blbec, blázon, okabátiťSlovak
  • budalo, bedak, norec, bizgec, neumnež, bukseljSlovene
  • budalla, idiotAlbanian
  • kräm, dåre, narrSwedish
  • mjinga, juha, falaSwahili
  • முட்டாள்Tamil
  • аҳмақ, аблаҳTajik
  • ตุ่น, คนโง่Thai
  • paňkelle, samsykTurkmen
  • budala, aptal, ahmak, salakTurkish
  • ду́реньUkrainian
  • مورکھUrdu
  • ahmoq, tentakUzbek
  • thằng nguVietnamese

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