AskDefine | Define fooling

Dictionary Definition

fooling adj : characterized by a feeling of irresponsibility; "a broken back is nothing to be casual about; it is no fooling matter" [syn: casual]

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  1. present participle of fool

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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