tomfoolery
[ tom-foo-luh-ree ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
1812 from "foolish trifling"
Synonyms
  • antics
  • bunk
  • clowning
  • craziness
  • folly
  • foolishness
  • fun
  • horseplay
  • madness
  • senselessness
  • shenanigans
Antonyms
  • sense
  • seriousness
Definition
a silly act, matter, or thing
Example
The teacher was growing tired of all of the tomfoolery taking place in her classroom.
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