Synonyms and Antonyms of foolery
1 a foolish act or idea it's foolery to expect me to let you shoplift that DVD Synonyms absurdity, asininity, bêtise, fatuity, folly, foppery, idiocy, imbecility, inanity, insanity, lunacy, stupidityRelated Words absurdness, craziness, foolishness, inaneness, madness, senselessness, witlessness; buffoonery, monkeyshine(s), shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; drivel, humbug, nonsense, twaddle; blunder, bungle, flub, goof, howlerNear Antonyms discretion, forethought, prudence, sagacity, wisdom; brainstorm, inspiration
2 wildly playful or mischievous behavior let the kids have a little foolery once in a while Synonyms buffoonery, clownery, clowning, horseplay, high jinks (also hijinks), horsing around, monkey business, monkeying, monkeyshine(s), roughhouse, roughhousing, shenanigan(s), skylarking, slapstick, tomfooleryRelated Words childishness, clownishness, foolishness, funning, jesting, joking, nonsense, silliness, waggery; boisterousness, rambunctiousness, rowdiness, rowdyism, rumbustiousness [chiefly British]; devilry (or deviltry), impishness, knavery, mischief, mischievousness, prankishness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, trickery; cavorting, frivolity, frolicking, gamboling (or gambolling), merrymaking, playfulness, revelry, roistering, romping, sporting, sportiveness
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