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.
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screwy

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

(ˈskru i)

adj. screw•i•er, screw•i•est. Slang.
1. crazy; nutty.
2. absurd or odd.
[1885–90, Amer.]
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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"
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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.
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Translations

screwy

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

[ˈskruːi] adj (= odd, eccentric) → dingue , cinglé(e)
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

screwy

adj (+er) (inf)verrückt, bekloppt (inf); personkomisch, schrullig; you must be screwy!du bist wohl bekloppt (inf)or verrückt!
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

screwy

[ˈskruːɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (fam) (mad) → strambo/a, svitato/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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