IV. WORDS RELATING TO THE INTELLECTUAL FACULTIES; FORMATION OF IDEAS

V. RESULTS OF REASONING

Fool.

[Antonyms: sage.]

[Nouns] fool, idiot, tomfool, wiseacre, simpleton, witling, dizzard, donkey, ass; ninny, ninnyhammer; chowderhead, chucklehead; dolt, booby, Tom Noddy, looby, hoddy-doddy, noddy, nonny, noodle, nizy, owl; goose, goosecap; imbecile; gaby; radoteur, nincompoop, badaud, zany; trifler, babbler; pretty fellow; natural, niais.

child, baby, infant, innocent, milksop, sop.

oaf, lout, loon, lown, dullard, doodle, calf, colt, buzzard, block, put, stick, stock, numps, tony.

bull head, dunderhead, addlehead, blockhead, dullhead, loggerhead, jolthead, jolterhead, beetlehead, grosshead, muttonhead, noodlehead, giddyhead; numbskull, thickskull; lackbrain, shallowbrain; halfwit, lackwit; dunderpate; lunkhead [U.S.]

sawney, gowk; clod, clod-hopper; clod-poll, clot-poll, clot-pate; bull calf; gawk, Gothamite, lummox, rube [U.S.]; men of Boeotia, wise men of Gotham.

un sot a triple etage, sot; jobbernowl, changeling, mooncalf, gobemouche.

dotard, driveler; old fogey, old woman; crone, grandmother; cotquean, henhussy.

greenhorn (dupe) [more]; dunce (ignoramus) [more]; lubber (bungler) [more]; madman [more].

one who will not set the Thames on fire, one who did not invent gunpowder; qui n'a pas invente la poudre; no conjuror.

[Phrases] fortuna favet fatuis; les fous font les festinas et les sages les mangent; nomina stultorum parietibus harrent; stultorum plena sunt omnia [Cicero].

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