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adj. cra·zi·er, cra·zi·est
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.
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).
like crazy Informal
To an exceeding degree: They were running around like crazy.

cra′zi·ly adv.
cra′zi·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: crazy - with great speed or effort or intensity; "drove like crazy"; "worked like hell to get the job done"; "ran like sin for the storm cellar"; "work like thunder"; "fought like the devil"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
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