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fools

noun
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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fools

verb
present tense third-person singular of fool

Synonyms & Antonyms of fools (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to believe what is untrue
  • I fooled him into thinking that we were driving to the store, not to his surprise birthday party

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

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“Fools.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fools. Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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