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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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