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Definition of Fool


  1. A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; -- commonly called gooseberry fool.
  2. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding; an idiot; a natural.
  3. A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt.
  4. One who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked person.
  5. One who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments.
  6. To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.
  7. To infatuate; to make foolish.
  8. To use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring foolish confidence; as, to fool one out of his money.
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Fool Translations

fool in Dutch is dwaas, zot, malloot
fool in German is Narr, Dummkopf
fool in Italian is allocco, pazzo, idiota
fool in Latin is balatro
fool in Portuguese is tolo
fool in Swedish is narr, tok, dumbom