Synonyms of 'fool'
1 simpletonDictionary, idiot, mug (British, slang)He'd been a fool to get involved with her.
He was a lightweight, a political simpleton.
I knew I'd been an idiot to stay there.
mug (British, slang)
berk (British, slang)
charlie (British, informal)
Come on, silly, we'll miss all the fun.
I don't feel I'm such a dope.
jerk (slang, mainly US, Canadian)
He'd tricked her into walking into the garbage, to make her look like a total jerk!
He's no dummy, this guy.
ass (US, Canadian, taboo, slang)
clot (British, informal)
He has always been a bit of a clot.
plank (British, slang)
her poor sap of a husband
prick (taboo, slang)
I used to think that he was a moron.
git (British, slang)
twit (informal, mainly British)
a pompous twit who loved the sound of his own voice
He was a dunce at mathematics.
I don't want to deal with these imbeciles any more.
Leave the lady alone, you drunken oaf!
bozo (US, slang)
Frankly, only a dimwit would say that.
I am an ignoramus regarding technical matters.
dipstick (British, slang)
dickhead (taboo, slang)
schmuck (US, slang)
You great nitwit! What did you do that for?
He's a first class dolt.
a bunch of bowler-hatted blockheads
divvy (British, slang)
pillock (British, slang)
I'm a mindless optimist, a cheery halfwit.
Only a complete nincompoop would believe a story like that.
dweeb (US, slang)
putz (US, slang)
weenie (US, informal)
schlep (US, slang)
eejit (Scottish, Irish)
thicko (British, slang)
gobshite (Irish, taboo, slang)
numpty (Scottish, informal)
doofus (slang, mainly US)
fuckwit (taboo, slang)
dickwit (taboo, slang)
nerd or nurd (slang)
numbskull or numskull
twerp or twirp (informal)
dorba or dorb (Australian, slang)
bogan (Australian, slang)
mampara (South Africa, informal)
2 dupeDictionary, butt, mug (British, slang)He feels she has made a fool of him.
an innocent dupe in a political scandal
He is still the butt of cruel jokes about his humble origins.
mug (British, slang)
I feel such a mug for signing the agreement.
Keep giving us your money, sucker!
He has vehemently rejected claims that he is a government stooge.
He's a tough negotiator - you won't find him a pushover.
fall guy (informal)
easy mark (informal)
3 jesterDictionary, comic, clownEvery good court has its resident fool.
deceiveDictionary, cheat, misleadArt dealers fool a lot of people.
He has deceived and disillusioned us all.
He cheated an old woman out of her life savings.
Ministers knowingly misled the public.
We delude ourselves that we are in control.
Are you sure you're not kidding me?
He'll be upset when he finds out how you tricked him.
He claimed that the businessman had conned him out of his life savings.
have (someone) on
He tried to bluff his way through another test and failed it.
He recently hoaxed Nelson Mandela by pretending to be Tony Blair.
Some of the offenders duped the psychologists.
He used his newspapers to beguile his readers.
Consumers are no longer so easily gulled into paying extra for a designer label.
He swindled investors out of millions of pounds.
make a fool of
He was bamboozled by con men.
Many people are hoodwinked by the so-called beauty industry.
take for a ride (informal)
put one over on (informal)
play a trick on
pull a fast one on (informal)
act or play the fool
fool around with something
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread – An Essay on Criticism]A fool and his words are soon parted – Works]A fool uttereth all his mind [Bible: Proverbs]I am two fools, I know,
For loving, and for saying so
In whining poetry – Songs and Sonnets]Be wise with speed;
A fool at forty is a fool indeed – The Love of Fame]There's a sucker born every minuteYou may fool all the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all the timeNatur never makes enny blunders. When she makes a phool she means it – Josh Billings' Wit and Humour]A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees – The Marriage of Heaven and Hell]If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise – The Marriage of Heaven and Hell]A knowledgeable fool is a greater fool than an ignorant fool – Les Femmes Savantes]
A fool and his money are soon partedFools build houses and wise men live in themA fool may give a wise man counsel
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Thesaurus for fool from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you call someone a fool , you are indicating that you think they are not at all sensible and show a lack of good judgment.