- mentally deranged; demented; insane.
- senseless; impractical; totally unsound: a crazy scheme.
- Informal. intensely enthusiastic; passionately excited: crazy about baseball.
- Informal. very enamored or infatuated (usually followed by about): He was crazy about her.
- Informal. intensely anxious or eager; impatient: I'm crazy to try those new skis.
- Informal. unusual; bizarre; singular: She always wears a crazy hat.
- Slang. wonderful; excellent; perfect: That's crazy, man, crazy.
- likely to break or fall to pieces.
- weak, infirm, or sickly.
- having an unusual, unexpected, or random quality, behavior, result, pattern, etc.: a crazy reel that spins in either direction.
- Slang. an unpredictable, nonconforming person; oddball: a house full of crazies who wear weird clothes and come in at all hours.
- the crazies, Slang. a sense of extreme unease, nervousness, or panic; extreme jitters: The crew was starting to get the crazies from being cooped up belowdecks for so long.
- like crazy,
- Slang.with great enthusiasm or energy; to an extreme: We shopped like crazy and bought all our Christmas gifts in one afternoon.
- with great speed or recklessness: He drives like crazy once he's out on the highway.
Origin of crazy
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Examples from the Web for craziness
But some Democrats are exploiting the craziness as a fundraising call to arms.The Absurd Impeachment Feedback Loop
July 28, 2014
He takes all the craziness, puts it in a juicer, and then it comes out.Jamie Foxx on ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ Donald Sterling’s Racism, and Bill O’Reilly’s TV Act
April 28, 2014
The Disney Store has set a new rule in wake of the craziness: a two Frozen item per customer limit has been enforced.Where the Hell Is My Frozen Toy?!
April 16, 2014
One step too far, and ambition turns into unrealistic expectations, compulsion into craziness.Are Female Long-Distance Runners More Prone To Suicidal Depression?
Emily de la Bruyere
February 3, 2014
You can turn it over 17 times in your head and not really get a clear bead on what all that craziness means.The American Prophet of Delusion: Robert Stone in Conversation
November 15, 2013
But I know it is all foolishness, as well as you do, all craziness.Questionable Shapes
William Dean Howells
Take a hundred or two or three and panic them all, and there's no limit to their craziness!Pariah Planet
But this ain't reason—it's what I called it in the beginnin', craziness.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
He stood muttering to himself of his friend and his craziness.Erik Dorn</p>
“Which is mostly a form of craziness,” observed Seth, quite unruffled.The Watchers of the Plains</p>
- informal insane
- fantastic; strange; ridiculousa crazy dream
- (postpositive; foll by about or over) informal extremely fond (of)
- slang very good or excellent
- informal a crazy person
Word Origin and History for craziness
1570s, "diseased, sickly," from craze + -y (2). Meaning "full of cracks or flaws" is from 1580s; that of "of unsound mind, or behaving as so" is from 1610s. Jazz slang sense "cool, exciting" attested by 1927. To drive (someone) crazy is attested by 1873. Phrase crazy like a fox recorded from 1935. Crazy Horse, Teton Lakhota (Siouan) war leader (d.1877) translates thašuka witko, literally "his horse is crazy."