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1. fool

noun. ['ˈfuːl'] a person who lacks good judgment.

Synonyms

  • ass
  • goof
  • bozo
  • fucker
  • twat
  • foolish woman
  • goose
  • simple
  • zany
  • jackass
  • buffoon
  • wally
  • morosoph
  • meshuggener
  • simpleton
  • cuckoo
  • saphead
  • meshuggeneh
  • flibbertigibbet
  • fathead
  • tomfool
  • muggins
  • sap
  • clown
  • putz

Antonyms

  • simplicity
  • fancy
  • sophisticated
  • precocious

Etymology

  • fol (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fol (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Rhymes with Fool

  • apostolopoul
  • istanbul
  • bellefeuille
  • supercool
  • preschool
  • home-school
  • rantoul
  • misrule
  • dzhambul
  • drogoul
  • vipul
  • uncool
  • spruill
  • spruiell
  • spruell
  • sproull
  • sproule
  • ruhul
  • retool
  • rahul
  • nepool
  • mccool
  • makhoul
  • abdul
  • stool
  • spool
  • school
  • raul
  • raoul
  • o'toole

How do you pronounce fool?

Pronounce fool as ful.

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Sentences with fool


1. Verb, base form
Touting your new hair color and style, you can fool the best of them.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Don't let the similarity in their names fool you.

3.
Noun, singular or mass
Don’t let the “annual” part of the term
fool** you either.

Quotes about fool


1. It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to talk and remove all doubt of it.
- Maurice Switzer

2. The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.
- William Shakespeare, As You Like It

3. I must learn to love the fool in me - the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

2. fool

noun. ['ˈfuːl'] a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of.

Synonyms

  • dupe
  • gull
  • mug
  • patsy
  • fall guy
  • chump
  • soft touch
  • victim
  • mark

Antonyms

  • woman
  • compound
  • rough
  • complex

Etymology

  • fol (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fol (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. fool

verb. ['ˈfuːl'] make a fool or dupe of.

Synonyms

  • gull
  • deceive
  • cozen
  • lead on
  • befool

Antonyms

  • reassure
  • idle
  • undue
  • adult

Etymology

  • fol (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fol (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. fool

noun. ['ˈfuːl'] a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages.

Synonyms

  • jester
  • merry andrew
  • clown
  • motley fool
  • buffoon
  • goof

Antonyms

  • humorless
  • practical
  • add
  • underspend

Etymology

  • fol (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fol (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

5. fool

verb. ['ˈfuːl'] spend frivolously and unwisely.

Synonyms

  • eat up
  • fool away
  • wipe out
  • waste
  • squander
  • frivol away
  • fritter
  • ware
  • exhaust
  • shoot
  • use up
  • dissipate
  • eat
  • consume
  • deplete
  • run through

Antonyms

  • absorb
  • unweave
  • abstain
  • eat out

Etymology

  • fol (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fol (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. fool

verb. ['ˈfuːl'] indulge in horseplay.

Synonyms

  • jest
  • play
  • fool around
  • arse around
  • joke

Antonyms

  • recuperate
  • conserve
  • providence
  • hospitable

Etymology

  • fol (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fol (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. fool

verb. ['ˈfuːl'] fool or hoax.

Synonyms

  • dupe
  • cod
  • kid
  • gull
  • slang
  • put on
  • deceive
  • put one across
  • put one over
  • lead astray
  • take in
  • befool
  • pull the leg of

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • refresh
  • fill
  • linger

Etymology

  • fol (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • fol (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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