Definition of crackpot in English:

crackpot

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrakpɒt
 
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informal

noun

  • An eccentric or foolish person: people who claim famous past identities are usually dismissed as crackpots
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    • It's a site dedicated to ‘cranks, crackpots, kooks, and loons on the Web.’
    • There George, who appears throughout as himself, interviews a series of crackpots and misfits.
    • Interesting to know the science and/or psychology behind the crackpots and their talking pots.

adjective

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  • Eccentric; impractical: his head’s full of crackpot ideas
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    • Whatever the reason, London needs plenty more crackpot ideas to keep it moving.
    • It wasn't me that raised this crackpot idea, was it?
    • The reality is that every crackpot idea in the history of science has been defended on this very same basis.

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