plural of fool

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a person who lacks good sense or judgment
  • only a fool would attempt to climb that mountain unprepared

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2 a person formerly kept in a royal or noble household to amuse with jests and pranks
  • a king's fool could get away with saying things that others in the palace couldn't

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4 a person having or showing a severely disordered or abnormal state of mind
  • he got out of serving in the army by successfully pretending to be a fool

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present tense third-person singular of fool

Synonyms & Antonyms of fools (Entry 2 of 2)

2 to make jokes
  • an edgy comedian fooling with an appreciative college audience

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“Fools.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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