- foolish; absurd.
- intoxicated; drunk.
- completely wrong.
OTHER WORDS FROM cockeyedcock·eyed·ly [kok-ahyd-lee, -ahy-id-], /ˈkɒkˌaɪd li, -ˌaɪ ɪd-/, adverbcockeyedness, noun
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How to use cockeyed in a sentence
For that bit of cockeyed optimism, NASA has history on its side.NASA's Mega Moon Rocket Is Flunking Its Dress Rehearsal|Jeffrey Kluger|April 15, 2022|Time
He has the shiny vinyl good looks of a Ken doll and, when he wants to turn it on, a slightly vapid demeanor that comes off as cockeyed confidence.Ryan Reynolds' Charm Can't Quite Liberate Free Guy From a Cluttered Plot|Stephanie Zacharek|August 13, 2021|Time
He began, he recalls, by setting forth a cockeyed premise: the Marx brothers selling modern art.The Stacks: Robin Williams, More Than A Shtick Figure|Joe Morgenstern|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Except on the one subject of that cockeyed invention of his, he behaved perfectly normally.Gone Fishing|James H. Schmitz
Another wild goose chase, but somewhere along this cockeyed row there was an angle.
I fumbled around for a beginning, and then I decided to start right at the beginning, whether it sounded cockeyed or not.
After only two weeks on the job, on a strange planet ninety light-years from home, you don't tell your boss he's cockeyed.Exploiter's End|James Causey
Sure, and maybe that was a very cockeyed view for Dawson to take, too.Dave Dawson on the Russian Front|R. Sidney Bowen