Synonyms and Antonyms of fool around
1 to engage in attention-getting playful or boisterous behavior <quit fooling around on the jungle gym, or you'll get hurt> Synonyms act up, clown (around), cut up, horse around, hotdog, monkey (around), showboat, show off, skylarkRelated Words carry on, misbehave; roughhouse; caper, cavort, disport, frisk, frolic, gambol, lark, rollick, romp; carouse, maffick, revel, roar, wassail
2 to spend time in aimless activity <spent the rainy afternoon listening to music and fooling around> Synonyms doodle, fiddle, fribble, goof (around), hang about [British], kick around, mess around, monkey (around), play, potter (around), putter (around), trifleRelated Words dally, dawdle, dillydally, hang (around or out), idle, loaf, loll, lounge; clown (around), horse around; diddle (with), tinkerNear Antonyms buckle (down), knuckle down, set (to), settle (down)
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