craziness

craziness
noun
1. informal terms for insanity
Syn: ↑daftness, ↑flakiness
Derivationally related forms: ↑flaky (for: ↑flakiness), ↑flakey (for: ↑flakiness), ↑daft (for: ↑daftness), ↑crazy
Hypernyms: ↑insanity
2. the quality of being rash and foolish
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trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly

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adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

Syn: ↑folly, ↑foolishness, ↑madness
Derivationally related forms: ↑mad (for: ↑madness), ↑foolish (for: ↑foolishness), ↑crazy
Hypernyms: ↑stupidity
3. foolish or senseless behavior
Syn: ↑folly, ↑foolery, ↑tomfoolery, ↑lunacy, ↑indulgence
Derivationally related forms: ↑lunatic (for: ↑lunacy), ↑crazy, ↑fool (for: ↑foolery)
Hypernyms: ↑play, ↑frolic, ↑romp, ↑gambol, ↑caper
Hyponyms:

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  • Craziness — Cra zi*ness, n. 1. The state of being broken down or weakened; as, the craziness of a ship, or of the limbs. [1913 Webster] 2. The state of being broken in mind; imbecility or weakness of intellect; derangement. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • craziness — index insanity, lunacy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • craziness — infirmity, c.1600, from CRAZY (Cf. crazy) + NESS (Cf. ness). Meaning state of being flawed or damaged is from 1660s; that of mental unsoundness is from 1755 …   Etymology dictionary

  • craziness — noun a) The state of being broken in mind; imbecility or weakness of intellect; derangement. b) The state of being broken down or weakened; as, the craziness of a ship, or of the limbs …   Wiktionary

  • craziness — crazy ► ADJECTIVE (crazier, craziest) 1) insane or unbalanced, especially in a wild or aggressive way. 2) extremely enthusiastic about something. 3) absurdly unlikely: a crazy angle. 4) archaic full of cracks or flaws. ► NOUN (pl …   English terms dictionary

  • craziness — noun see crazy I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • craziness — See crazily. * * * …   Universalium

  • craziness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person s capacity to function normally and safely: brainsickness, dementia, derangement, disturbance, insaneness, insanity, lunacy, madness, mental illness, psychopathy …   English dictionary for students

  • craziness — cra·zi·ness || kreɪzɪnɪs n. insanity, madness, lunacy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • craziness — cra·zi·ness …   English syllables

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