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.
Origin of crazy
Synonyms for crazy
Antonyms for crazy
Related Words for crazinessmadness, silliness, absurdity, nonsense, insanity, idiocy, lunacy, nuttiness, senselessness, imbecility, tomfoolery, foolery, flakiness, psychopathy, derangement, psychosis, wackiness, zaniness
Examples from the Web for craziness
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of craziness
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
“Which is mostly a form of craziness,” observed Seth, quite unruffled.The Watchers of the Plains
adjective -zier or -ziest
noun plural crazies
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."
In addition to the idioms beginning with crazy
- crazy about, be
- crazy like a fox
- drive someone crazy
- like crazy