craziness


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cra·zy

 (krā′zē)
adj. cra·zi·er, cra·zi·est
1.
a. Mentally deranged.
b. Informal Odd or eccentric in behavior.
2. Informal Departing from proportion or moderation, especially:
a. Possessed by enthusiasm or excitement: The crowd at the game went crazy.
b. Immoderately fond; infatuated: was crazy about boys.
c. Intensely involved or preoccupied: is crazy about cars and racing.
d. Foolish or impractical; senseless: a crazy scheme for making quick money.
e. Intensely annoyed or irritated: It makes me crazy when you don't tell me you're going to be late.
3. Disorderly or askew: One of the old window shutters hung at a crazy angle.
adv.
Informal Extremely; very: That restaurant's always crazy busy on weekends, but it's worth the wait.
n. pl. cra·zies
One who is or appears to be mentally deranged: "To them she is not a brusque crazy, but 'appropriately passionate'" (Mary McGrory).
Idiom:
like crazy Informal
To an exceeding degree: They were running around like crazy.

cra′zi·ly adv.
cra′zi·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.craziness - informal terms for insanity
insanity - relatively permanent disorder of the mind
2.craziness - the quality of being rash and foolish; "trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly"; "adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness"
stupidity - a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
3.craziness - foolish or senseless behaviorcraziness - foolish or senseless behavior  
frolic, gambol, romp, caper, play - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss - (Yiddish) craziness; senseless behavior or activity
buffoonery, clowning, harlequinade, japery, prank, frivolity - acting like a clown or buffoon

craziness

noun
1. Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely:
Psychiatry: mania.
Psychology: aberration, alienation.
Translations
جُنـون
poblázněnost
skørhedvildskab
brjálæîi
pobláznenosť

craziness

[ˈkreɪzɪnɪs] N (= madness) [of person] → locura f; [of behaviour, idea] → insensatez f

craziness

[ˈkreɪzinɪs] n
[person, behaviour] → folie f
[situation] → folie f

craziness

craze

(kreiz) noun
a (usually temporary) fashion; great (but temporary) enthusiasm. the current craze for cutting one's hair extremely short.
ˈcrazy adjective
1. insane. He must be going crazy; a crazy idea.
2. very enthusiastic. She's crazy about her boyfriend.
ˈcrazily adverb
ˈcraziness noun
References in classic literature ?
A strange, apostolic whim having seized him, he had left Neskyeuna for Nantucket, where, with that cunning peculiar to craziness, he assumed a steady, common sense exterior and offered himself as a green-hand candidate for the Jeroboam's whaling voyage.
He was generally spoken of as a "poor mushed creatur"; and that avoidance of his neighbours, which had before been referred to his ill-will and to a probable addiction to worse company, was now considered mere craziness.
His endless muttering monologue vitiated every effort I made to think out a line of action, and drove me at times, thus pent up and intensified, almost to the verge of craziness.
They were a most mad ten days, but Kim enjoyed himself too much to reflect on their craziness.
Winterbourne had now begun to think simply of the craziness, from a sanitary point of view, of a delicate young girl lounging away the evening in this nest of malaria.
Then one day, suddenly, a surge of downright panic burst through all this craziness.
To be out shopping before the sun has even risen is craziness.
Though it lacks the inspired craziness of Madagascar 3, there's enough going on to entertain the kids.
It is a freewheeling satire that pokes fun at the ego-based craziness at the heart of Tinseltown.
Debauchery is not measured by the craziness of the performers, but by the craziness of the crowd.
It's just craziness but it's fantastic," Black said of Kilty's win on Saturday evening.
I'm not a huge fan of New Year and a lot of the craziness that goes with it.