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crazy (adjective)
1.
a) full of cracks or flaws - unsound they were very crazy, wretched cabins Charles Dickens
b) - crooked askew
2.
a) - mad insane yelling like a crazy man
b) (1) - impractical a crazy plan
(2) - erratic crazy drivers
c) being out of the ordinary - unusual a taste for crazy hats
3.
a) distracted with desire or excitement - a thrill-crazy mob
b) absurdly fond - infatuated he's crazy about the girl
c) passionately preoccupied - obsessed crazy about boats
crazy (noun)
one who is or acts crazy , especially such a one associated with a radical or extremist political cause
crazy (adverb)
- extremely wildly crazy good
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
crazy (adjective)
1.
conceived or made without regard for reason or reality
SYNONIMS:
absurd, bizarre, crazy, fanciful, foolish, insane, nonsensical, preposterous, unreal, wild
RELATED WORDS:
implausible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, unthinkable; extravagant, grotesque; bizarro, curious, eccentric, far-out, funny, kinky, kooky ( kookie), odd, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, queerish, quirky, screwy, strange, wacky ( whacky), way-out, weird; farcical, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous; Alice-in-Wonderland, Kafkaesque, nightmarish; dreamlike, surreal
realistic, reasonable
crazy (adjective)
2.
having or showing a very abnormal or sick state of mind
SYNONIMS:
balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bedlam, bonkers, brainsick, bughouse, certifiable, crackbrained, cracked, crackers, crackpot, cranky, crazed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, demented, deranged, fruity, gaga, haywire, kooky ( kookie), loco, loony ( looney), loony tunes ( looney tunes), lunatic, mad, maniacal ( maniac), mental, meshuga ( meshugge meshugah meshuggah), moonstruck, non compos mentis, nuts, nutty, psycho, psychotic, scatty, screwy, unbalanced, unhinged, unsound, wacko ( whacko), wacky ( whacky), wud
RELATED WORDS:
dotty, fey, loopy, off, potty [], teched ( tetched), touched; aberrant, delirious, delusional, delusionary, disordered, disturbed, neurotic, obsessive-compulsive, paranoiac ( paranoic), paranoid ( paranoidal), schizoid, schizophrenic, sociopathic; eccentric, odd, oddball, pixilated ( pixillated), queer, strange; foolish, senseless, witless; irrational, unreasonable; amok ( amuck), ape, ballistic, bananas, berserk, nuclear; depressed; distracted, distraught, frantic, frenzied, haywire, hysterical ( hysteric), raving, wigged-out; fixated, monomaniac, monomaniacal, obsessed
NEAR ANTONYMS:
clear, lucid, rational, reasonable; judicious, sensible, wise; healthy, normal, well-adjusted; unneurotic
balanced, compos mentis, sane, sound, uncrazy
crazy (adjective)
3.
showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment
SYNONIMS:
absurd, asinine, balmy, brainless, bubbleheaded, cockeyed, crackpot, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dippy, dotty, fatuous, featherheaded, fool, half-baked, harebrained, half-witted, inept, insane, jerky, kooky ( kookie), loony ( looney), lunatic, lunkheaded, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, senseless, silly, simpleminded, stupid, tomfool, unwise, wacky ( whacky), weak-minded, witless, zany
RELATED WORDS:
airheaded, birdbrained, boobish, brain-dead, chowderheaded, chuckleheaded, clueless, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey ( dopy), dorky [], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, feebleminded, gormless [], idiotic ( idiotical), imbecile ( imbecilic), knuckleheaded, lamebrain ( lamebrained), mindless, moronic, oafish, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, thoughtless, thick, thickheaded, unintelligent, vacuous, witless; fallacious, illogical, invalid, irrational, nonrational, surd, unreasonable, unreasoning, unsound, weak; farcical, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous; notional; buffoonish, clownish; ill-advised, unconsidered, unreasoned
NEAR ANTONYMS:
brainy, bright, clever, intelligent, smart; logical, rational, reasonable, valid; well-advised
judicious, prudent, sagacious, sage, sane, sapient, sensible, sound, wise
crazy (adjective)
4.
showing urgent desire or interest
SYNONIMS:
agog, antsy, anxious, ardent, athirst, avid, crazy, desirous, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, geeked, great, greedy, gung ho, hepped up, hopped-up, hot, hungry, impatient, juiced, keen, nuts, pumped, raring, solicitous, stoked, thirsty, voracious, wild
RELATED WORDS:
engaged, interested; happy, hung up, obsessed; ambitious, appetent, covetous, craving, hankering, longing, pining; breathless, restive, restless; amenable, disposed, game, glad, inclined, ready, unreluctant, willing
NEAR ANTONYMS:
casual, incurious, insouciant, nonchalant, unconcerned, uninterested; aloof, detached, disinterested; impassive, stolid; halfhearted, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, lukewarm, spiritless; averse, disinclined, hesitant, loath ( loth loathe), reluctant, unwilling
apathetic, indifferent, uneager, unenthusiastic
crazy (adjective)
5.
different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion
SYNONIMS:
bizarre, bizarro, cranky, crazy, curious, eccentric, erratic, far-out, funky, funny, kinky, kooky ( kookie), offbeat, off-kilter, off-the-wall, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, queerish, quirky, remarkable, rum, screwy, spaced-out, strange, wacky ( whacky), way-out, weird, weirdo, wild
RELATED WORDS:
aberrant, abnormal, addlepated, flaky; extraordinary, fantastic ( fantastical), freak, freakish, freaky, phantasmagoric ( phantasmagorical), phenomenal; atypical, rare, singular, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwonted; conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, salient, striking; atrocious, outrageous, shocking; crotchety, idiosyncratic, nonconformist, nonmainstream, out-there, unconventional, unorthodox; baffling, bewildering, confounding, mystifying, perplexing, puzzling
NEAR ANTONYMS:
average, commonplace, everyday, garden, normal, ordinary, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual, workaday; conformist, conservative, conventional; expected, familiar, knee-jerk, predictable; common, customary, frequent, habitual, regular, wonted
crazy (adjective)
6.
inclined or twisted to one side
SYNONIMS:
askew, aslant, atilt, cock-a-hoop, cockeyed, crazy, crooked, listing, lopsided, oblique, off-kilter, pitched, skewed, slanted, slanting, slantwise, tilted, tipping, uneven
RELATED WORDS:
asymmetrical ( asymmetric), unbalanced, unsymmetrical; contorted, disordered, distorted, irregular
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ordered, orderly, regular, uniform; balanced, symmetrical ( symmetric)
even, level, straight
crazy (adjective)
7.
marked by a long series of irregular curves
SYNONIMS:
bending, crazy, curled, curling, curved, curving, curvy, devious, serpentine, sinuous, tortuous, twisted, twisting, winding, windy
RELATED WORDS:
zigzag, zigzagging; circling, coiled, coiling, corkscrew, looping, spiral, spiraling ( spiralling), swirling; circuitous, indirect, roundabout; meandering, rambling, wandering; irregular, jagged, uneven
NEAR ANTONYMS:
direct, linear
straight, straightaway
crazy (noun)
1.
a person judged to be legally or medically insane
SYNONIMS:
bug, crackbrain, crazy, fool, fruitcake, head case, loon, loony, maniac, nut, nutcase, nutter, psycho, psychopath, sickie, sicko, wacko ( whacko)
RELATED WORDS:
madman, madwoman; abnormal, deviant; manic-depressive, monomaniac, mythomaniac, neurotic, obsessive, obsessive-compulsive, paranoid, psychoneurotic, psychotic, schizo, schizoid, schizophrene, schizophrenic, sociopath; character, codger, crack, crackpot, crank, eccentric, fantastic ( fantastical), flake, kook, oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, tyke ( tike) [], weirdo, zany; case, patient
crazy (noun)
2.
a person who favors rapid and sweeping changes especially in laws and methods of government
SYNONIMS:
crazy, extremist, revolutionary, revolutionist
RELATED WORDS:
young Turk; leftist, lefty, red; progressive, reformer, reformist; anarch, anarchist, subversive; agitator, insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel; secessionist, separationist, separatist
NEAR ANTONYMS:
conservative, fuddy-duddy, reactionary, rightist, standpatter, Tory, traditionalist
middle-of-the-roader, moderate
crazy (adjective)
filled with an intense or excessive love for
SYNONIMS:
besotted (by), crazy (about over), dotty (over), enraptured (by), gaga (over), gone (on), infatuated (with), mad (about), nuts (about)
RELATED WORDS:
hung up (on), obsessed; foolish, silly, wild; bewitched, captivated, charmed, enchanted, entranced, fascinated
NEAR ANTONYMS:
cool, detached, unenchanted, unimpressed; disenchanted, disillusioned; heart-free
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