Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb fool

4 senses of fool

Sense 1
fool, gull, befool -- (make a fool or dupe of)
       => deceive, lead on, delude, cozen -- (be false to; be dishonest with)

Sense 2
fritter, frivol away, dissipate, shoot, fritter away, fool, fool away -- (spend frivolously and unwisely; "Fritter away one's inheritance")
       => consume, squander, waste, ware -- (spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not")

Sense 3
gull, dupe, slang, befool, cod, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across -- (fool or hoax; "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"; "You can't fool me!")
       => deceive, betray, lead astray -- (cause someone to believe an untruth; "The insurance company deceived me when they told me they were covering my house")

Sense 4
horse around, arse around, fool around, fool -- (indulge in horseplay; "Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!"; "The bored children were fooling about")
       => play -- (be at play; be engaged in playful activity; amuse oneself in a way characteristic of children; "The kids were playing outside all day"; "I used to play with trucks as a little girl")
       => joke, jest -- (tell a joke; speak humorously; "He often jokes even when he appears serious")

Antonyms of adj fooling

1 sense of fooling

Sense 1
fooling, casual -- (characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter")

INDIRECT (VIA light) -> heavy -- (marked by great psychological weight; weighted down especially with sadness or troubles or weariness; "a heavy heart"; "a heavy schedule"; "heavy news"; "a heavy silence"; "heavy eyelids")

Similarity of adj fooling

1 sense of fooling

Sense 1
fooling, casual -- (characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter")
       => light (vs. heavy) -- (psychologically light; especially free from sadness or troubles; "a light heart")

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