Definition of crazy in English:


Syllabification: cra·zy
Pronunciation: /ˈkrāzē

adjective (crazier, craziest)

  • 2Extremely enthusiastic: I’m crazy about Cindy a football-crazy bunch of boys
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    • And you were crazy about him, too, once, remember?
    • I like the melody of the acoustic guitar here, but I'm not crazy about the fact that it's acoustic guitar or that it's put with those other instruments.
    • No wonder some kids aren't so crazy about books.
    passionate about, (very) keen on, enamored of, infatuated with, smitten with, devoted to; (very) enthusiastic about, fanatical about
    informal wild about, mad about, nuts about, hog-wild about, gone on
  • 3(Of an angle) appearing absurdly out of place or in an unlikely position: the monument leaned at a crazy angle
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    • He considered this, but he stifled his reply when he caught sight of a seemingly ordinary pile of rock that rose at a crazy angle out of the ground.
    • That night, as I closed my eyes to try to sleep, all I could see was the bow of the central hull, pointing at a crazy angle going full-throttle down a wave and accelerating into a wall of water.
    • He attempted the almost impossible, trying to squeeze the ball in from a crazy angle when really the pass to an attacking colleague was the only option.
  • 3.1 archaic (Of a ship or building) full of cracks or flaws; unsound or shaky.

noun (plural crazies)

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  • A mentally deranged person.
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    • Was she the daughter of weirdos and crazies like the ones her father had claimed just now?
    • It's framing us as the regular people and them as the crazies for a change - something that 60% of the American people seem to agree is at least a possibility.
    • Fundamentalism seems to be slowly killing the religion, as people become disillusioned on finding that this nice liberal religion is led by the same type of crazies who lead all the other religions.


like crazy

To a great degree: I was laughing like crazy
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  • For some reason, that set them both off once more and they started laughing like crazy.
  • It's not too funny now but I remember than we had laughed like crazy.
  • Colours can be safe, soft and muted, bold and bright or even clash like crazy as long as your wardrobe is new and tailored to your best look and shape.



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  • It's not crazily impossible or unreasonable but it's not as easy as some of the missions presented earlier.
  • She is now madly in love and crazily preparing her wardrobe and cleaning her monumentally messy home.
  • Canopies in blue, green, and silvery metal swoop crazily toward the ground.


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  • There's a dark realism to all this madness, despite the craziness of it all.
  • I come from a large family, too, so I know very well the insanity and craziness that goes on there.
  • This is a joyous look at life and all the craziness that could happen.

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