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Synonyms for haywireˈheɪˌwaɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. haywire(adj)

    wire for tying up bales of hay

    sane, functioning

  2. balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky(adj)

    informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

    "it used to drive my husband balmy"

    crackers, nutlike, roughened, round the bend, bats, gaga, cockamamy, zesty, buggy, dotty, soft, wacky, kooky, daft, fruity, alligatored, zestful, kookie, nuts, sappy, bonkers, cracked, haywire, nutty, wrong(p), loco, wild, chapped, zany, silly, amiss(p), mild, awry(p), batty, crazy, loony, yeasty, barmy, cockamamie, goofy, around the bend, balmy, loopy, whacky

    functioning, sane

  3. amiss(p), awry(p), haywire, wrong(p)(adj)

    not functioning properly

    "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine"

    sane, functioning


  1. haywire(noun)

    baler twine

  2. haywire(adjective)

    Roughly-made, unsophisticated, decrepit (from the use of haywire for temporary repairs).

    baler twine

Translations for haywire

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • أحمقArabic
  • durcheinander, drunter und drüberGerman
  • fuera de control, caóticoSpanish
  • paalauslanka, oikutteleva, karkeatekoinenFinnish
  • haywireLatin
  • беспорядочный, ненормальный, вязальная проволокаRussian

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