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Noun
A person who lacks sense or judgment
“She was making me look like a fool in front of my family.”
Noun
A jester or clown, especially one retained in a royal or noble household
“In Twelfth Night, Feste plays the role of a humble clown employed by Olivia's father playing the licensed fool of their household.”
Noun
A person having or showing a severely disordered or abnormal state of mind
“… he got out of serving in the army by successfully pretending to be a fool.”
Noun
A person who is made to appear ridiculous
“She'd been a fool - an absolute fool - to trust him so blindly in the first place.”
Verb
To cause to believe what is untrue
“People do parlor tricks because they fool people, right?”
Verb
To make jokes
“She screamed but they thought she was fooling.”
Verb
Act in a joking, frivolous, or teasing way
“Destined for academic greatness, Masters says he still had time to fool about at grammar school in Richmond, North Yorkshire.”
Verb
Engage in casual or extramarital sexual activity
“Because he wouldn't fool around with her, and for that he must suffer!”
Adjective
Showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment
“… he's always got some fool plan or other.”
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