1. [syn: fooling, casual]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fool \Fool\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fooled; p. pr. & vb. n.
To play the fool.
2. To waste time in unproductive activity; to spend time in
idle sport or mirth; to trifle; to toy.
Syn: fool around.
Is this a time for fooling? --Dryden.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken
back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling
matter" [syn: fooling, casual]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
144 Moby Thesaurus words for "fooling":
badinage, bamboozlement, banter, bantering, befooling, bluffing,
booing, buffoonery, calculated deception, catcalling, chaff,
chaffing, circumvention, clownishness, conning, coquetry, dabbling,
dalliance, dallying, deceiving, deception, deceptiveness,
defrauding, delusion, delusiveness, derision, derisive, derisory,
dupery, enmeshment, ensnarement, entanglement, entrapment,
exchange, fallaciousness, fallacy, falseness, fiddling, fleering,
flimflam, flimflammery, flippancy, flippant, flirtation,
fond illusion, foolery, fooling around, give-and-take,
good-natured banter, grinning, hallucination, harlequinade,
harmless teasing, hazing, high jinks, hissing, hoodwinking,
hooting, horseplay, idling, illusion, jape, jeering, jerking off,
jest, jesting, jive, joke, joking, jollying, josh, joshing,
kidding, kidding around, leering, levity, loitering,
messing around, mirage, mockery, mocking, monkeying,
monkeying around, monkeyshines, outwitting, overreaching, panning,
persiflage, phantasm, piddling, playing, playing around,
pleasantry, pottering, puttering, putting on, quizzical, ragging,
railing, raillery, rallying, razzing, ribbing, ridicule,
ridiculing, roasting, roughhouse, rowdiness, scoffing,
self-deception, shenanigans, skylarking, smart, smart-aleckiness,
smart-alecky, smart-ass, smartness, smattering, smirking, sneering,
snickering, sniggering, snorting, snow job, song and dance,
spoofery, spoofing, sport, subterfuge, swindling, taunting,
teasing, tinkering, tomfoolery, toying, trickiness, tricking,
trifling, twit, twitting, victimization, vision,
willful misconception, wishful thinking