cockeyed


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cock·eyed

 (kŏk′īd′)
adj. Informal
1. Foolish; ridiculous; absurd: a cockeyed idea.
2. Askew; crooked.
3. Intoxicated; drunk.

cockeyed

(ˈkɒkˌaɪd)
adj
1. (Pathology) afflicted with cross-eye, squint, or any other visible abnormality of the eyes
2. appearing to be physically or logically abnormal, absurd, etc; crooked; askew: cockeyed ideas.
3. drunk

cock•eyed

(ˈkɒkˌaɪd)

adj.
1. having a cockeye or cockeyes.
2. Slang.
a. off center; tilted or slanted to one side.
b. foolish; absurd.
c. intoxicated; drunk.
[1715–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cockeyed - turned or twisted toward one sidecockeyed - turned or twisted toward one side; "a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry"- G.K.Chesterton; "his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"
crooked - having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned; "crooked country roads"; "crooked teeth"
2.cockeyed - incongruous;inviting ridicule; "the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework"; "that's a cockeyed idea"; "ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer"; "a contribution so small as to be laughable"; "it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion"; "a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history"; "her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"
3.cockeyed - very drunkcockeyed - very drunk        
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"

cockeyed

adjective
1. absurd, crazy, ludicrous, preposterous, nonsensical She has some cockeyed delusions about becoming a big movie star.
2. (Informal) crooked, squint (informal), awry, lopsided, askew, asymmetrical, skewwhiff (Brit. informal) Dusty photographs were hanging at cockeyed angles on the walls.

cockeyed

adjective
2. Informal. Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor:
Informal: stewed.
Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in the wind.
Translations

cockeyed

[ˈkɒkaɪd] ADJ
1. (= crooked) → torcido, chueco (LAm)
2. (= absurd) → disparatado

cockeyed

cock-eyed [ˌkɒkˈaɪd] adj
[idea, scheme] → saugrenu(e); [story] → qui ne tient pas debout
(= crooked) [object, smile] → de travers

cockeyed

[ˈkɒkˌaɪd] adj (crooked) → storto/a; (absurd) → assurdo/a, strampalato/a
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