Synonyms for (noun) fool

Synonyms: chump, soft touch, sucker, mark, gull, fool, fall guy, patsy, mug

Definition: a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

Similar words: victim, dupe

Definition: a person who is tricked or swindled


Synonyms: fool, sap, saphead, tomfool, muggins

Definition: a person who lacks good judgment

Similar words: simple, simpleton

Definition: a person lacking intelligence or common sense


Synonyms: jester, fool, motley fool

Definition: a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the Middle Ages

Similar words: goof, goofball, clown, buffoon, merry andrew

Definition: a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

Synonyms for (verb) fool

Synonyms: fool, fool around, arse around, horse around

Definition: indulge in horseplay

Usage: Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!; The bored children were fooling about

Similar words: jest, joke

Definition: tell a joke; speak humorously

Usage: He often jokes even when he appears serious


Similar words: play

Definition: be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children

Usage: The kids were playing outside all day; I used to play with trucks as a little girl


Synonyms: take in, befool, put on, put one across, put one over, gull, fool, dupe, slang, cod

Definition: fool or hoax

Usage: The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone; You can't fool me!

Similar words: lead astray, deceive, betray

Definition: cause someone to believe an untruth

Usage: The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house


Synonyms: dissipate, shoot, fool, fool away, fritter, fritter away, frivol away

Definition: spend frivolously and unwisely

Usage: Fritter away one's inheritance

Similar words: consume, squander, waste, ware

Definition: spend extravagantly

Usage: waste not, want not


Synonyms: fool, gull, befool

Definition: make a fool or dupe of

Similar words: cozen, deceive, delude, lead on

Definition: be false to; be dishonest with