adjective, cra·zi·er, cra·zi·est.
noun, plural cra·zies.
- 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.
Examples from the Web for crazily
Lena Dunham has been (crazily) accused of “sexual abuse” by right-wing troll sites for a passage in her memoir.Welcome to Generation Overshare: Lena Dunham, Taylor Swift, and the Politics of Self-Disclosure|Marlow Stern|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This is the fundamental madness of what may be the most crazily skewed relationship in the world today.
The $1 salary mostly reminds employees how crazily overpaid the CEO was in the first place.
The few persons in the station rushed for the fallen entrance, to mill about it crazily, just as a train pulled in.Pursuit|Lester del Rey
He could imagine a technician sitting in front of a crazily wavering screen.Tangle Hold|F. L. Wallace
It was an act which he could not properly qualify as plebeian, but which seemed to him crazily courtesanesque.The Perfume of Eros: A Fifth Avenue Incident|Edgar Saltus
Peggy, after a moment in which the entire world seemed spinning about her crazily, sat up.The Girl Aviators' Sky Cruise|Margaret Burnham
Then his voice came, but he could have groaned when he heard its crazily shaken, shrill sound.The Seventh Man|Max Brand
British Dictionary definitions for crazily
adjective -zier or -ziest
noun plural crazies
Word Origin and History for crazily
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."
Idioms and Phrases with crazily
In addition to the idioms beginning with crazy
- crazy about, be
- crazy like a fox
- drive someone crazy
- like crazy