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Tomfoolery

noun
1.
Foolish or senseless behavior.  Synonyms: craziness, folly, foolery, indulgence, lunacy.






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"Tomfoolery" Quotes from Famous Books



... please him. Again. "Now, Sir, heads or tails?" I happen to have seen it fall head uppermost—but no doubt he has manipulated it some way—if I say tails, he will look rather foolish. Tails, then. Will I lift my hat? I do—a guinea-pig! Renewed roars. I ought to be above feeling annoyed at this tomfoolery—but these conjuring fellows ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 93, September 24, 1887 • Various

... makes it so probable that Helen did it. Grant isn't the man to make a fool of himself without outside pressure, and in the end a sacrifice to principle is always some ridiculous tomfoolery that can't be come at in any other way. However, we shall see what we shall see. What time are you going ...
— The Philistines • Arlo Bates



Words linked to "Tomfoolery" :   mishegaas, clowning, caper, gambol, foolery, play, meshugaas, harlequinade, mishegoss, frivolity, prank, frolic, buffoonery, japery, romp



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