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CRAZY (crazier, craziest)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crazy mean? 

CRAZY (noun)
  The noun CRAZY has 1 sense:

1. someone deranged and possibly dangerous

  Familiarity information: CRAZY used as a noun is very rare.


CRAZY (adjective)
  The adjective CRAZY has 6 senses:

1. affected with madness or insanity
2. foolish; totally unsound
3. marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness
4. possessed by inordinate excitement
5. bizarre or fantastic
6. intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with

  Familiarity information: CRAZY used as an adjective is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRAZY (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone deranged and possibly dangerous

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

crazy; looney; loony; weirdo

Hypernyms ("crazy" is a kind of...):

lunatic; madman; maniac (an insane person)


CRAZY (adjective)


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Meaning:

Affected with madness or insanity

Synonyms:

distracted; demented; crazy; brainsick; unhinged; mad; unbalanced; sick; disturbed

Context example:

a man who had gone mad

Similar:

insane (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement)


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Meaning:

Foolish; totally unsound

Synonyms:

softheaded; half-baked; screwball; crazy

Context examples:

a crazy scheme / half-baked ideas / a screwball proposal without a prayer of working

Similar:

impractical (not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


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Meaning:

Marked by foolish or unreasoning fondness

Synonyms:

taken with; soft on; infatuated; in love; enamored; gaga; smitten; dotty; crazy

Context examples:

she was crazy about him / gaga over the rock group's new album / he was infatuated with her

Similar:

loving (feeling or showing love and affection)


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Meaning:

Possessed by inordinate excitement

Context examples:

the crowd went crazy / was crazy to try his new bicycle

Similar:

excited (in an aroused state)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


Sense 5crazy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Bizarre or fantastic

Context examples:

had a crazy dream / wore a crazy hat

Similar:

strange; unusual (being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird)


Sense 6crazy [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with

Synonyms:

crazy; wild

Context example:

crazy about cars and racing

Similar:

enthusiastic (having or showing great excitement and interest)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


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