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English adjective: zany

1. zany ludicrous, foolish

SamplesGave me a cockamamie reason for not going.
Wore a goofy hat.
A silly idea.
Some wacky plan for selling more books.

Synonymscockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky


Domain usagecolloquialism


2. zany like a clown

SamplesA buffoonish walk.
A clownish face.
A zany sense of humor.

Synonymsbuffoonish, clownish, clownlike

Similarhumorous, humourous

Antonymshumorless, humourless, unhumorous

English noun: zany

1. zany (person) a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect

Broader (hypernym)buffoon, clown, goof, goofball, merry andrew

2. zany (person) a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

Synonymsbozo, cuckoo, fathead, goof, goofball, goose, jackass, twat

Broader (hypernym)fool, muggins, sap, saphead, tomfool

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