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Synonyms for zanyˈzeɪ ni

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. zany(noun)

    a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect

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

    unhumorous, humorless, wise, humourless

  2. fathead, goof, goofball, bozo, jackass, goose, cuckoo, twat, zany(adj)

    a man who is a stupid incompetent fool

    slit, cat, hombre, zany, fathead, jackass, snatch, cunt, clown, merry andrew, buffoon, goose, jack, twat, bozo, cuckoo, pussy, puss, goof, guy, goofball

    humorless, humourless, unhumorous, wise

  3. cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany(adj)

    ludicrous, foolish

    "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books"

    slaphappy, crackers, light-headed, ridiculous, round the bend, lightheaded, nutty, punch-drunk, dotty, featherbrained, sappy, kooky, daft, bats, empty-headed, clownish, airheaded, fruity, nuts, bonkers, clownlike, cracked, haywire, wacky, loco, kookie, buggy, zany, silly, goofy, pathetic, dizzy, batty, cockamamy, loony, barmy, cockamamie, buffoonish, around the bend, balmy, giddy, loopy, whacky

    wise, humourless, unhumorous, humorless

  4. buffoonish, clownish, clownlike, zany(adj)

    like a clown

    "a buffoonish walk"; "a clownish face"; "a zany sense of humor"

    goofy, sappy, buffoonish, clownlike, silly, whacky, clownish, wacky, cockamamy, zany, cockamamie

    unhumorous, humorless, humourless, wise


  1. zany(noun)


  2. zany(adjective)

    ludicrously or incongruously comical


  3. zany(adjective)

    bizarre, clownish


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. zany(n.)

    buffoon, clown, mountebank, jester, droll, merry-andrew, harlequin, punch, punchinello, scaramouch, fool, jack-pudding, pickle-herring

Translations for zany

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  • حمقاء, أحمق, مهرجArabic
  • bláznivýCzech
  • durchgeknallt, verrücktGerman
  • alocado, chiflado, disparatadoSpanish
  • hullunkurinenFinnish
  • loufoqueFrench
  • gealtach, craiceáilteIrish
  • demenzialeItalian
  • ellevillNorwegian
  • сумасше́дший, заба́вный, фигля́рский, прико́льный, кло́унский, смешно́й, коми́ческий, идио́тский, чумово́й, поте́шныйRussian
  • அறிவிலிTamil

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