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English noun: craziness

1. craziness (state) informal terms for insanity


Synonymsdaftness, flakiness


Broader (hypernym)insanity

2. craziness (cognition) the quality of being rash and foolish


SamplesTrying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly.
Adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness.


Synonymsfolly, foolishness, madness


Broader (hypernym)stupidity

3. craziness (act) foolish or senseless behavior


Synonymsfolly, foolery, indulgence, lunacy, tomfoolery


Broader (hypernym)caper, frolic, gambol, play, romp


Narrower (hyponym)buffoonery, clowning, frivolity, harlequinade, japery, meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss, prank









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