natural+fool

  • 1 natural fool — A person born without understanding; an idiot …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 2 natural — naturalness, n. /nach euhr euhl, nach reuhl/, adj. 1. existing in or formed by nature (opposed to artificial): a natural bridge. 2. based on the state of things in nature; constituted by nature: Growth is a natural process. 3. of or pertaining to …

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  • 3 natural — /ˈnætʃərəl / (say nachuhruhl), /ˈnætʃrəl / (say nachruhl) adjective 1. existing in or formed by nature; not artificial: a natural bridge. 2. based on the state of things in nature; constituted by nature: the natural day; the natural soil. 3. of… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 4 fool — fool, idiot, imbecile, moron, simpleton, natural are often used popularly and interchangeably of one regarded as lacking sense or good judgment but each can be more precisely applied to someone mentally deficient in a given degree. Fool, the most …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 Fool — Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 Fool's cap — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 Fool's errand — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 Fool's gold — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 Fool's paradise — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 Fool's parsley — Fool Fool, n. [OE. fol, n. & adj., F. fol, fou, foolish, mad; a fool, prob. fr. L. follis a bellows, wind bag, an inflated ball; perh. akin to E. bellows. Cf. {Folly}, {Follicle}.] 1. One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 11 natural — [nach′ər əl, nach′rəl] adj. [OFr < L naturalis, by birth, according to nature] 1. of or arising from nature; in accordance with what is found or expected in nature 2. produced or existing in nature; not artificial or manufactured 3. dealing… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 natural — adj 1 *regular, normal, typical Analogous words: ordinary, *common, familiar: *usual, customary, habitual, accustomed, wonted Antonyms: unnatural: artificial: adventitious 2 Natural, simple, ingenuous, naive, unsophisticated, artless, unaffected… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 natural — Synonyms and related words: Afro, Attic, Bohemian, Ciceronian, Spartan, accepted, accidental, actual, affable, agrarian, alien, ament, appropriate, arcadian, artist, artless, ascetic, atavistic, austere, authentic, automatic, bald, bare, baseborn …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 fool, you —    A common insult since the seventeenth century, perhaps used with more insulting contempt now than then. In Shakespeare’s time ‘fool’, ‘poor fool’, and the like could be used on occasion as terms of endearment or genuine pity. In modern times… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 15 Fool — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Fool >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 fool fool idiot tomfool wiseacre simpleton witling dizzard donkey ass Sgm: N 1 ninny ninny ninnyhammer Sgm: N 1 chowderhead …

    English dictionary for students

  • 16 fool — Synonyms and related words: Columbine, Hanswurst, Harlequin, Pantalone, Pantaloon, Polichinelle, Pulcinella, Punch, Punchinello, Scaramouch, ament, apish, asinine, ass, babe, bamboozle, banter, batty, be foolish, be stupid, befool, befooled,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 natural — nat•u•ral [[t]ˈnætʃ ər əl, ˈnætʃ rəl[/t]] adj. 1) existing in or formed by nature: a natural bridge[/ex] 2) of or pertaining to nature: the natural world[/ex] 3) in a state of nature; uncultivated, as land 4) nut having undergone little or no… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 fool — I. n. 1. Idiot, natural. 2. Dolt, witling, driveller, idiot, simpleton, ninny, nincompoop, blockhead. See dunce. 3. Buffoon, harlequin, droll, punch, antic, jester, zany, clown, merry andrew, scaramouch, jack pudding, pickle herring. II. v. n.… …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 natural —    1. obsolete    an idiot    Probably a shortened form of natural (born) fool, an expression which antedated this use by a century (EDD):     We had our natural. He was known as daft Jamie. (Inglis, 1895)    2. (of parentage) illegitimate… …

    How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 20 natural-born — adjective natural born fool/singer etc AmE informal someone who has always had a particular quality or skill without having to try hard …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English