Fooling
Fool Fool, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fooled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fooling}.] To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth. [1913 Webster]

Is this a time for fooling? --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fooling — [n] joking, tricks bluffing, buffoonery, clownishness, farce, frolicking, high jinks*, horseplay, jesting, joshing, kidding, making light*, mockery, nonsense, pretense, roughhouse*, roughhousing*, rowdiness, sham*, skylarking*, spoofing, teasing …   New thesaurus

  • fooling — Synonyms and related words: badinage, bamboozlement, banter, bantering, befooling, bluffing, booing, buffoonery, calculated deception, catcalling, chaff, chaffing, circumvention, clownishness, conning, coquetry, dabbling, dalliance, dallying,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fooling — adjective characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility (Freq. 1) a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter • Syn: ↑casual • Similar to: ↑light • Derivationally related forms: ↑casualness …   Useful english dictionary

  • fooling — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. joking, jesting, pretending, feigning, humorous, deceitful, waggish, roguish, impish, teasing, bantering, trifling, jovial, frivolous, flippant, droll, insincere, misleading, prankish, light, frolicking, facetious, tongue …   English dictionary for students

  • fooling — fuːl n. idiot, dummy; clown; court jester v. play a joke on, trick; act like a fool; joke, play around …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Fooling April — article issues|orphan=December 2007 wikify=December 2007 notability=December 2007 unreferenced=December 2007Fooling April is an American pop/rock band formed in June 2002. They have written and performed songs that have appeared on National… …   Wikipedia

  • just fooling — just/only/fooling spoken phrase pretending that something is true, as a joke Don’t look so worried – I was only fooling. Thesaurus: to tell a joke or jokessynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • only fooling — just/only/fooling spoken phrase pretending that something is true, as a joke Don’t look so worried – I was only fooling. Thesaurus: to tell a joke or jokessynonym …   Useful english dictionary

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