adjective (crazier, craziest)
- 1Mad, especially as manifested in wild or aggressive behaviour: Stella went crazy and assaulted a visitor a crazy lookMore example sentences
mad, insane, out of one's mind, deranged, demented, not in one's right mind, crazed, lunatic, non compos mentis, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare, stark mad; British sectionable• informal mental, off one's head, out of one's head, off one's nut, nutty, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's rocker, not (quite) right in the head, round the bend, raving mad, stark staring/raving mad, bats, batty, bonkers, cuckoo, loopy, loony, bananas, loco, dippy, screwy, with a screw loose, touched, gaga, doolally, up the pole, not all there, off the wall, out to lunch, not right upstairs, away with the fairiesBritish • informal barmy, crackers, barking, barking mad, round the twist, off one's trolley, as daft as a brush, not the full shilling, one sandwich short of a picnicCanadian & Australian/New Zealand • informal bushedNew Zealand • informal porangi
- Everyone thought he went crazy, thought he was a madman.
- About a year and a half after the marriage broke up, things started to get bad and I sort of lost it… I went crazy.
- Though a sad, sick fan also went crazy and assaulted the referee.
- 1.1Extremely angry: the noise was driving me crazyMore example sentences
- He was driving her crazy acting like a stubborn child.
- It made me want to say, ‘Hey, Charlotte, you're driving him crazy, he's a man, give him a break.’
- Joe decided that he had to get his hair cut while we were on vacation, because it was ‘too long,’ and therefore driving him crazy.
- 1.2Foolish: it was crazy to hope that good might come out of this messMore example sentences
absurd, preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, laughable, risible; idiotic, stupid, foolish, foolhardy, unwise, imprudent, ill-conceived, silly, inane, puerile, infantile, fatuous, imbecilic, hare-brained, half-baked; unreasonable, irrational, illogical, nonsensical, pointless, senseless, impracticable, unworkable, unrealistic; outrageous, wild, shocking, astonishing, monstrous; unbelievable, incredible, unthinkable, implausible; peculiar, odd, strange, queer, weird, eccentric, bizarre, fantastic, incongruous, grotesque
- She laughed again, as if the concept was too crazy to grasp.
- It seems totally crazy to have left a good job in NZ to come here to be together and then have to spend less time ‘together’ than we did when I lived in NZ.
- Not for the first time, I'm wondering if I'm crazy to be here.
- 2Extremely enthusiastic: I’m crazy about Cindy [in combination]: a football-crazy bunch of boysMore example sentences
- 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.
- 3(Of an angle) appearing absurdly out of place or unlikely: the monument leant at a crazy angleMore example sentences
- 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.
noun (plural crazies)chiefly North American Back to top
- A mad person: keep that crazy away from meMore example sentences
- He had asked me to house-sit for him, which meant watering the lawn and making sure religious crazies and psycho vampire hunters didn't burn the place down while he was gone.
- Fame has brought some unwanted attention: the crazies on the Internet now assail the site from time to time, sometimes with organized campaigns.
- As an expatriate from the Great Lakes State (and someone born in mid-winter, which I like to think has something to do with it), I am one of those crazies who actually enjoy snowy winters.
- To a great degree; very intensely: we are just working like crazyMore example sentences
- 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.
- In a very fast or unrestrained way: another driver, who was driving like crazy, ran him off the roadMore example sentences
- Her jaw went slack for a moment, then she started smiling like crazy.
- See I have a problem, on stage, alone, singing… my voice shakes like crazy.
- In either case, his girl is standing there in front of him, moving around like crazy, just being smolderingly sexy.
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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.