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Fool vs. Mad

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  • Fool (noun)

    A person with poor judgment or little intelligence.

    "You were a fool to cross that busy road without looking."

    "The village fool threw his own shoes down the well."

  • Fool (noun)

    A jester; a person whose role was to entertain a sovereign and the court (or lower personages).

  • Fool (noun)

    Someone who derives pleasure from something specified.

  • Fool (noun)

    Buddy, dude, person.

  • Fool (noun)

    A type of dessert made of puréed fruit and custard or cream.

    "an apricot fool; a gooseberry fool"

  • Fool (noun)

    A particular card in a tarot deck, representing a jester.

  • Fool (verb)

    To trick; to deceive

  • Fool (verb)

    To act in an idiotic manner; to act foolishly

  • Fool (adjective)

    foolish

  • Mad (adjective)

    Insane; crazy, mentally deranged.

    "You want to spend $1000 on a pair of shoes? Are you mad?"

    "He's got this mad idea that he's irresistible to women."

  • Mad (adjective)

    Angry, annoyed.

    "Are you mad at me?"

  • Mad (adjective)

    Wildly confused or excited.

    "to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred"

  • Mad (adjective)

    Extremely foolish or unwise; irrational; imprudent.

  • Mad (adjective)

    Extremely enthusiastic about; crazy about; infatuated with; overcome with desire for.

    "Aren't you just mad for that red dress?"

  • Mad (adjective)

    Abnormally ferocious or furious; or, rabid, affected with rabies.

    "a mad dog"

  • Mad (adjective)

    Intensifier, signifies an abundance or high quality of a thing; very, much or many.

    "I gotta give you mad props for scoring us those tickets."

    "Their lead guitarist has mad skills."

    "There are always mad girls at those parties."

  • Mad (adjective)

    Having impaired polarity.

  • Mad (adverb)

    Intensifier; to a large degree; unbelievably.

    "He was driving mad slow."

    "It's mad hot today."

    "He seems mad keen on her."

  • Mad (verb)

    To be or become mad. 14th-19th c.

  • Mad (verb)

    To madden, to anger, to frustrate. from 15th c.

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  • Fool (noun)

    a person who acts unwisely or imprudently; a silly person

    "I felt a bit of a fool"

  • Fool (noun)

    a person who is duped or imposed on

    "he is the fool of circumstances"

  • Fool (noun)

    a jester or clown, especially one retained in a royal or noble household.

  • Fool (noun)

    a cold dessert made of pureed fruit mixed or served with cream or custard

    "raspberry fool with cream"

  • Fool (verb)

    trick or deceive (someone); dupe

    "don't be fooled into paying out any more of your hard-earned cash"

    "she tried to fool herself that she had stopped loving him"

  • Fool (verb)

    act in a joking, frivolous, or teasing way

    "some lads in the pool were fooling around"

  • Fool (verb)

    engage in casual or extramarital sexual activity.

  • Fool (adjective)

    foolish; silly

    "that damn fool waiter"

  • Mad (adjective)

    mentally ill; insane

    "he felt as if he were going mad"

  • Mad (adjective)

    (of behaviour or an idea) extremely foolish; not sensible

    "Antony's mother told him he was mad to be leaving Dublin"

  • Mad (adjective)

    in a frenzied mental or physical state

    "she pictured loved ones mad with anxiety about her"

    "it was a mad dash to get ready"

  • Mad (adjective)

    (of a dog) rabid.

  • Mad (adjective)

    very enthusiastic about someone or something

    "he's mad about football"

    "another myth is that Scorpios are sex-mad"

  • Mad (adjective)

    very exciting.

  • Mad (adjective)

    very angry

    "don't be mad at me"

  • Mad (adjective)

    great; remarkable

    "this author has mad skills with the written word"

    "I got mad respect for him"

  • Mad (adverb)

    very; extremely

    "he was mad cool—we immediately hit it off"

  • Mad (verb)

    make (someone) mad

    "had I but seen thy picture in this plight, it would have madded me"

Oxford Dictionary
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  • Fool (noun)

    A compound of gooseberries scalded and crushed, with cream; - commonly called gooseberry fool.

  • Fool (noun)

    One destitute of reason, or of the common powers of understanding; an idiot; a natural.

  • Fool (noun)

    A person deficient in intellect; one who acts absurdly, or pursues a course contrary to the dictates of wisdom; one without judgment; a simpleton; a dolt.

  • Fool (noun)

    One who acts contrary to moral and religious wisdom; a wicked person.

  • Fool (noun)

    One who counterfeits folly; a professional jester or buffoon; a retainer formerly kept to make sport, dressed fantastically in motley, with ridiculous accouterments.

  • Fool (verb)

    To play the fool; to trifle; to toy; to spend time in idle sport or mirth.

  • Fool

    To infatuate; to make foolish.

  • Fool

    To use as a fool; to deceive in a shameful or mortifying manner; to impose upon; to cheat by inspiring foolish confidence; as, to fool one out of his money.

  • Mad

    p. p. of Made.

  • Mad

    To make mad or furious; to madden.

  • Mad (adjective)

    Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane.

  • Mad (adjective)

    Excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason; inflamed by violent or uncontrollable desire, passion, or appetite; as, to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred; mad against political reform.

  • Mad (adjective)

    Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme rashness.

  • Mad (adjective)

    Extravagant; immoderate.

  • Mad (adjective)

    Furious with rage, terror, or disease; - said of the lower animals; as, a mad bull; esp., having hydrophobia; rabid; as, a mad dog.

  • Mad (adjective)

    Angry; out of patience; vexed; as, to get mad at a person.

  • Mad (adjective)

    Having impaired polarity; - applied to a compass needle.

  • Mad (verb)

    To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See Madding.

  • Mad (noun)

    An earthworm.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Fool (noun)

    a person who lacks good judgment

  • Fool (noun)

    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

  • Fool (noun)

    a professional clown employed to entertain a king or nobleman in the middle ages

  • Fool (verb)

    make a fool or dupe of

  • Fool (verb)

    spend frivolously and unwisely;

    "Fritter away one's inheritance"

  • Fool (verb)

    fool or hoax;

    "The immigrant was duped because he trusted everyone"

    "You can't fool me!"

  • Fool (verb)

    indulge in horseplay;

    "Enough horsing around--let's get back to work!"

    "The bored children were fooling about"

  • Mad (adjective)

    roused to anger;

    "stayed huffy a good while"

    "she gets mad when you wake her up so early"

    "mad at his friend"

    "sore over a remark"

  • Mad (adjective)

    affected with madness or insanity;

    "a man who had gone mad"

  • Mad (adjective)

    marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion;

    "a crowd of delirious baseball fans"

    "something frantic in their gaiety"

    "a mad whirl of pleasure"

  • Mad (adjective)

    very foolish;

    "harebrained ideas"

    "took insane risks behind the wheel"

    "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains"

Princeton's WordNet

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