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crazy

cra·zy

crazy

 
 
pronunciation:
kreI zi
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
phrases:
like crazy
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: crazier, craziest
definition 1: (informal) mentally deranged; insane or acting insanely.
Her poor great aunt had been considered crazy and was eventually confined in an institution.If I have to explain this one more time, I think I will go crazy.
synonyms:
berserk, demented, deranged, insane, loony, lunatic
antonyms:
sane
similar words:
daffy, daft, mad, maniacal, mental, screwy, wild
definition 2: reflecting or seeming to reflect insanity.
Setting fire to his house was a crazy thing to do.
definition 3: illogical or impractical; not sensible.
They hatched a crazy scheme to make money fast.My parents think I'm crazy for quitting my job.
synonyms:
foolish, mad, silly, wild
antonyms:
sane
similar words:
absurd, crackpot, daft, goofy, idiotic, insane, loony, nutty
definition 4: (informal) wildly enthusiastic; excited.
The crazy fans cheered wildly.
synonyms:
nutty, wild
similar words:
avid, delirious, enthusiastic, excited, fanatic, frantic, furious, passionate
definition 5: (informal) immoderately fond; passionately devoted (usu. fol. by about).
He is crazy about his children.
synonyms:
mad, passionate, wild
similar words:
doting
definition 6: (informal) behaving unpredictably; odd; bizarre.
The weather has been crazy this week--one day hot, the next day cold.That's a crazy costume he's wearing.
synonyms:
batty, bizarre, cracked
similar words:
balmy, crackpot, eccentric, odd, peculiar, screwy, wacky, weird, wild
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phrase: like crazy
 
part of speech: noun
inflections: crazies
definition: (informal, sometimes offensive) one whose behavior is insane, immoderate, or bizarre, esp. dangerously so.
There are a bunch of crazies in this prison.His views were so radical that his father called him one of the crazies.
synonyms:
madman, maniac
similar words:
crackpot, loony, lunatic, nut case, oddball
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derivations: crazily (adv.), craziness (n.)
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