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Noun
A person who lacks sense or judgment
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“I was such a fool for believing that you could change all the ways you've been living, but you just couldn't stop.”
Noun
A person with a disordered mental state, or seemingly so
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“I heard the word dude and I became unglued. Slowly, I turned, step by step, inch by inch, into a crazed fool.”
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A jester or clown, especially one retained in a royal or noble household
“That one was Tulchaíne, the royal fool of the king of Temuir, Conare's trickster, a man of great power.”
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A person who is made to appear ridiculous
“She'd felt like an absolute fool for trusting the charlatan so blindly in the first place.”
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Someone with a strong affinity for something
“Being the fool for sushi that I am, I went heavily in that direction, and it worked quite well with the bubblies.”
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A foolish or conceited person
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Verb
To deceive or fool someone
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“By amplifying radio signals, they would fool planes into unknowingly dropping their bombs in the safety of the open countryside.”
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To make jokes, especially for purposes of teasing someone
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“The little boy would always fool with the villagers by crying wolf until nobody believed him any longer.”
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To fiddle, tamper or play with something
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“I'll fool with the keys in my pocket, adjust my glasses, and make a lot of noise with change.”
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(fool around) To engage in amorous activity
“I would do anything for love, but I won't fool around. No, I won't do that.”
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To pretend or make a show of
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To act or behave flirtatiously
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To engage in an activity for enjoyment and recreation
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Adjective
Displaying a lack of sensibleness or judgment
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“It quickly occurred to me that leaving without my umbrella was a fool thing to do in this nasty weather.”
Adjective
Amusing, especially in a ludicrous or absurd way
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