Fool and Zany


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Fool noun – A person formerly kept in a royal or noble household to amuse with jests and pranks.
Usage example: a king's fool could get away with saying things that others in the palace couldn't

Zany is a synonym for fool in clown topic. In some cases you can use "Zany" instead the word "Fool" as a noun or an adjective, when it comes to topics like stupid, buffoon, jester, silly.
Nearby Words: foolish, foolishness, foolery, foolishly, fooled
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Zany adjective – Showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment.
Usage example: a zany plan to drive cross-country on a motorized scooter

Fool is a synonym for zany in clown topic. You can use "Fool" instead the word "Zany" as a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as person, stupid, buffoon, crazy.
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  • Brilliant, but Lazy Zach Morris on Saved by the Bell as his zany schemes often fool others and was accepted by Yale after getting a 1502 on the SATs.
  • Contrast to A Simple Plan or Zany Scheme as the plot is pretty much the main character doing nothing, while their friend obviously make a fool of themselves.
    Source: Dug in Deeper
  • Comic Trio Hidenori is the loudest and usually comes up with zany schemes, making him The Leader; Yoshitake is somewhat dense and goes along with whatever Hidenori suggests, making him The Fool; and Tadakuni is the Only Sane Man who get's dragged into everything whether he likes it or not.
    Source: Comic Trio
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