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Another word for fool

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Noun
  1. One deficient in judgment and good sense

      1. A large North American bird (Meleagris gallopavo) that has brownish plumage and a bare wattled head and neck and is widely domesticated for food.
      2. The flesh of this bird, used as food.
      3. A related bird (Meleagris ocelatta syn. Agriocharis ocellata) of Mexico and Central America, brilliantly colored and having eyelike spots on its tail.
      1. A clumsy or stupid person; an oaf.
      1. A stupid or obnoxious person.
      1. A foolish, inept, or unattractive person.
      2. A person who is single-minded or accomplished in scientific or technical pursuits but is felt to be socially inept.
      1. To give a sudden quick thrust, push, pull, or twist to.
      2. To throw or toss with a quick abrupt motion.
      3. To utter abruptly or sharply:
      1. An incompetent, foolish, or stupid person.
      2. A careless mistake; a slip.
      3. To make a silly mistake; blunder:
      1. To plunge briefly into a liquid, as in order to wet, coat, or saturate.
      2. To color or dye by immersing:
      3. To immerse (a sheep or other animal) in a disinfectant solution.
      1. The peal of a bell.
      2. An empty-headed person; a fool.
      3. To ring; jingle.
      1. A person afflicted with cretinism.
      2. A person considered to be foolish or unintelligent.
      1. Any of various wild or domesticated waterbirds of the family Anatidae, and especially of the genera Anser, Branta, and Chen, characteristically having a shorter neck than that of a swan and a shorter, more pointed bill than that of a duck.
      2. The female of such a bird.
      3. The flesh of such a bird used as food.
      1. A male goose.
      2. A look or glance:
      3. A simpleton; a ninny.
      1. A narcotic, especially an addictive narcotic.
      2. Narcotics considered as a group.
      3. An illicit drug, especially marijuana.
      1. A stupid or foolish person.
      2. Extremely foolish or stupid.
      1. A person who is felt to be deficient in judgment, good sense, or intelligence; a fool.
      1. Having few parts or features; not complicated or elaborate:
      2. Easy to understand, do, or carry out:
      3. Having or composed of only one thing, element, or part:
      1. A stupid or silly person.
      1. A fool; a simpleton.
      1. A silly, foolish, or stupid person.
      1. A person who is considered foolish or stupid.
      2. A person of mild mental retardation having a mental age of from 7 to 12 years and generally having communication and social skills enabling some degree of academic or vocational education. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.
      1. A male ass or donkey.
      2. A foolish or stupid person; a blockhead.
      1. A person who is considered foolish or stupid.
      2. A person of moderate to severe mental retardation having a mental age of from three to seven years and generally being capable of some degree of communication and performance of simple tasks under supervision. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.
      1. A person who is considered foolish or stupid.
      2. A person of profound mental retardation having a mental age below three years and generally unable to learn connected speech or guard against common dangers. The term belongs to a classification system no longer in use and is now considered offensive.
      1. Any of several hoofed mammals of the genus Equus, resembling and closely related to the horses but having a smaller build and longer ears, and including the domesticated donkey.
      2. A foolish or stupid person.
    See also:

    ability

  2. A person who is easily deceived or victimized

      1. A heavy cylindrical drinking cup usually having a handle.
      2. The amount that such a cup can hold.
      1. The watery fluid that circulates through a plant, carrying food and other substances to the various tissues.
      2. Health and energy; vitality:
      3. A foolish or gullible person.
      1. Any of various birds of the widely distributed family Columbidae, characteristically having plump bodies, small heads, and short legs, especially the rock pigeon or any of its domesticated varieties.
      2. One who is easily swindled; a dupe.
      1. A person easily taken advantage of, cheated, blamed, or ridiculed.
      1. Any of various tailed primates of the suborder Anthropoidea, including the macaques, baboons, capuchins, and marmosets, and excluding the apes.
      2. A nonhuman ape. Not in scientific use.
      3. One who behaves in a way suggestive of a monkey, as a mischievous child or a mimic.
      1. A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot:
      2. A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
      3. A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.
      1. A small freshwater cyprinid fish (Gobio gobio), often used for bait.
      2. Any of various similar or related fishes.
      3. One who is easily duped.
      1. A scapegoat.
      2. A gullible victim; a dupe.
      1. One that sucks, especially an unweaned domestic animal.
      2. One who is easily deceived; a dupe.
      3. One that is indiscriminately attracted to something specified:
      1. One who is harmed or killed by another, especially by someone committing a criminal or unlawful act:
      2. A living creature slain and offered as a sacrifice during a religious rite.
      3. One who is harmed by or made to suffer under a circumstance or condition:
      1. One that is easily defeated or taken advantage of.
      2. Something that is easily done or attained.
      1. A young sheep, especially one that is not yet weaned.
      2. The flesh of a young sheep used as meat.
      3. Lambskin.
      1. Any of various chiefly coastal seabirds of the family Laridae, having long wings, webbed feet, a thick, slightly hooked beak, and usually gray and white plumage.
      1. A person who is easily deceived or is used to carry out the designs of another.
      2. To deceive (an unwary person).
      1. To hit or push against with the head or horns; ram.
      2. To hit or push something with the head or horns.
      3. To project forward or out.
    See also:

    wise

Verb
  1. To cause to accept what is false, especially by trickery or misrepresentation

      1. A five-card poker hand containing four cards in the same suit.
      1. To be in possession of:
      2. To possess as a characteristic, quality, or function:
      3. To possess or contain as a constituent part:
      1. To deceive or dupe; hoodwink.
      2. To confuse; bewilder.
      1. An act or procedure intended to achieve an end by deceptive or fraudulent means.
      2. A mischievous action; a prank:
      3. A stupid, disgraceful, or childish act:
      1. The act or an instance of swindling or cheating; a deception.
      1. To lead in the wrong direction.
      2. To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving.
      1. Something intended to deceive; a hoax or fraud.
      2. A person who claims to be other than what he or she is; an impostor.
      3. Nonsense; rubbish.
      1. To deceive or swindle by deception.
      2. To blindfold.
      3. To conceal.
      1. A person who is easily deceived or is used to carry out the designs of another.
      2. To deceive (an unwary person).
      1. To betray by acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.
      2. An act of betraying an ally, friend, or associate.
      3. A cross in which each parent is the product of a single cross. It can be represented as AB x CD, where A, B, C, and D are inbred lines.
      1. To cause to hold a false belief; deceive thoroughly:
      2. To elude or evade.
      3. To frustrate the hopes or plans of.
      1. To cause to believe what is not true; mislead.
      2. To catch by guile; ensnare.
      3. To practice deceit.
      1. To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
      2. To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling.
      3. To obtain by deceit or persuasion.
      1. To engage in a false display of confidence or aggression in order to deceive or intimidate someone:
      2. To make a display of aggression, as by charging or baring the teeth, as a means of intimidating another animal.
      3. To try to mislead opponents in a card game by heavy betting on a poor hand or by little or no betting on a good one.
      1. To give aid or information to an enemy of; commit treason against:
      2. To inform upon or deliver into the hands of an enemy in violation of a trust or allegiance:
      3. To be false or disloyal to:
      1. To deceive by guile or charm:
      2. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat:
      3. To distract the attention of; divert:
  2. To waste time by engaging in aimless activity

    See also:

    thrive

  3. To handle something idly, ignorantly, or destructively

      1. Any of various tailed primates of the suborder Anthropoidea, including the macaques, baboons, capuchins, and marmosets, and excluding the apes.
      2. A nonhuman ape. Not in scientific use.
      3. One who behaves in a way suggestive of a monkey, as a mischievous child or a mimic.
      1. A traveling mender of metal household utensils.
      2. A member of any of various traditionally itinerant groups of people living especially in Scotland and Ireland; a traveler.
      3. One who enjoys experimenting with and repairing machine parts.
      1. To interfere in a harmful or disruptive manner; meddle:
      2. To make alterations or adjustments, especially secretly so as to subvert an intended purpose or function:
      3. To engage in improper or secret actions, as in an effort to influence an outcome:
      1. A cluttered, untidy, usually dirty place or condition:
      2. Something that is disorderly or dirty, as a accumulation or heap:
      3. A confused, troubling, or embarrassing condition or situation:
      1. To intrude into other people's affairs or business; interfere.
      2. To handle something carelessly or ignorantly; tamper:
      1. A violin, especially one used to play folk or country music.
      2. A guardrail used on a table during rough weather to prevent things from slipping off.
      3. Nonsensical, trifling matters:
  4. To move one's fingers or hands in a nervous or aimless fashion

      1. To turn over or around idly or lightly; fiddle with:
      2. To trifle with something.
      3. To be busy about trifles.
      1. Something of little importance or value.
      2. A small amount; a jot.
      3. A dessert typically consisting of plain or sponge cake soaked in sherry, rum, or brandy and topped with layers of jam or jelly, custard, and whipped cream.
      1. An object for a child to play with.
      2. Something that provides amusement:
      3. A small ornament; a bauble.
      1. A traveling mender of metal household utensils.
      2. A member of any of various traditionally itinerant groups of people living especially in Scotland and Ireland; a traveler.
      3. One who enjoys experimenting with and repairing machine parts.
      1. A short golf club used for putting.
      2. A golfer who is putting.
      1. To occupy oneself in an activity for amusement or recreation:
      2. To take part in a sport or game:
      3. To participate in betting; gamble.
      1. Any of various tailed primates of the suborder Anthropoidea, including the macaques, baboons, capuchins, and marmosets, and excluding the apes.
      2. A nonhuman ape. Not in scientific use.
      3. One who behaves in a way suggestive of a monkey, as a mischievous child or a mimic.
      1. To behave or move nervously or restlessly.
      2. To play or fuss; fiddle:
      3. To cause to behave or move nervously or restlessly.
      1. A violin, especially one used to play folk or country music.
      2. A guardrail used on a table during rough weather to prevent things from slipping off.
      3. Nonsensical, trifling matters:
    See also:

    touch

Idioms:

    fool around

  1. To waste time by engaging in aimless activity

  2. fool around

  3. To make jokes; behave playfully

  4. fool around

  5. To engage in kissing, caressing, and other amorous behavior

  6. fool around

  7. To be sexually unfaithful to another

  8. fool away

  9. To spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly

Another word for fool

Noun
  1. A silly or stupid person

  2. One made to seem foolish