What is another word for foolery?

Pronunciation: [fˈuːləɹi] (IPA)

Foolery is a word that describes silly or frivolous behavior. Synonyms for foolery include silliness, tomfoolery, clowning, buffoonery, nonsense, frivolity, and jesting. Other words that convey similar meanings to foolery are ridiculousness, absurdity, and humor. Foolery can also be referred to as playfulness, mischief, lightheartedness, or foolhardiness. It can be used to describe someone who is behaving in an immature or childish manner. A synonym for such a person could be a jester, prankster, or trickster. Regardless of how it's expressed, foolery is generally something that is considered light-hearted and not intended to hurt or offend anyone.

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What are the hypernyms for Foolery?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Foolery?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.

What are the opposite words for foolery?

The word foolery refers to behaviour that is silly or foolish. Some antonyms for foolery could be wisdom, sagacity or prudence. Wisdom is the ability to use knowledge and experience to make good decisions. Sagacity is the quality of being able to understand difficult or complex ideas and situations. Prudence is exercising good judgement while using caution and being careful. Other antonyms for foolery could be rationality, intelligence, or soundness. Rationality is the ability to make decisions based on reason and logic. Intelligence is the ability to think and understand things quickly and effectively. Soundness refers to being stable, strong and reliable.

Usage examples for Foolery

"I have neither wind nor time to spend in this foolery," said he.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX"
Alexander Leighton
D'ye think we dinna see that all this foolery is put on, man?
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. XX"
Alexander Leighton
"Don't call it foolery, my child," said a serious voice, as Peter's father came into the room.
"The Come Back"
Carolyn Wells

Famous quotes with Foolery

  • Let him look to it, who is pleased with the game of Tarocco, that the only signification of this word Tarocco, is stupid, foolish, simple, fit only to be used by Bakers, Coblers, and the vulgar, to play at most for the fourth part of a Carlino, at Tarocchi, or at Trionfi, or any Sminckiate whatever: which in every way signifies only foolery and idleness, feasting the eye with the Sun, and the Moon, and the twelve (signs) as children do.
    Francesco Berni

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