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Fool meaning

fool - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt.
  2. 2. One who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked person.
  3. 3. One who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments.
  4. 4. To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
  5. 5. To infatuate; to make foolish.
  6. 6. To use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring foolish confidence; as, to fool one out of his money.
  7. 7. A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; - commonly called gooseberry fool.
  8. 8. Silly or stupid person; jester.
  9. 9. To play the fool.

fool - examples of usage

  1. She must be as great a fool as he was. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  2. " I'm not a fool, after all. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Didn't I fool him!" - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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