screwy


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screw·y

 (skro͞o′ē)
adj. screw·i·er, screw·i·est Slang
1. Eccentric or crazy.
2. Ludicrously odd, unlikely, or inappropriate.

screw′i·ness n.

screwy

(ˈskruːɪ)
adj, screwier or screwiest
informal odd, crazy, or eccentric

screw•y

(ˈskru i)

adj. screw•i•er, screw•i•est. Slang.
1. crazy; nutty.
2. absurd or odd.
[1885–90, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.screwy - not behaving normally
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

screwy

adjective
Slang. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
Translations

screwy

[ˈskruːɪ] ADJ (screwier (compar) (screwiest (superl))) (= mad) → chiflado, tarado (LAm)

screwy

[ˈskruːi] adj (= odd, eccentric) → dingue , cinglé(e)

screwy

adj (+er) (inf)verrückt, bekloppt (inf); personkomisch, schrullig; you must be screwy!du bist wohl bekloppt (inf)or verrückt!

screwy

[ˈskruːɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) (mad) → strambo/a, svitato/a
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