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crazy (excited)

Definition:

possessed by inordinate excitement

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Usage:

informal

Related to:

craziness

Comparative:

crazier

Superlative:

craziest

Similar to:

excited

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage examples:

  • the crowd went crazy
  • was crazy to try his new bicycle

Etymology:

"diseased, sickly", from "craze" + "-y" (2). Meaning "full of cracks or flaws" ...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of crazy...

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Insanity | craziness | madness

a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person becoming a danger to themselves or others, though not all such acts are considered... (37 of 1905 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Insanity

Crazy (disambiguation)

a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Crazy may also refer to: Crazy Magazine (1973-1983), a comic magazine | Crazy (novel), a 2010 novel by William Peter Blatty | Crazy, a novel by Benjamin Lebert |... (38 of 394 words, 44 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Crazy (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

crazy | meshuga [Yiddish, synonym] | insane [synonym, sense-specific] | strange [synonym, sense-specific] | postpositive [synonym, sense-specific] | fantastic [synonym, sense-specific] | ridiculous [synonym, sense-specific] | crazily [adverb, derived]

[informal] insane | fantastic; strange; ridiculous | postpositive; followed by about or over [informal] extremely fond (of) | [slang] very good or ... (19 of 643 words, 5 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/crazy

Merriam-Webster:

crazy [entry 1, adjective] | crazier [comparative] | craziest [superlative] | like crazy | bananas [crazy] | crackers [crazy] | balmy [crazy] | barmy [crazy, British] | bats [crazy] | ...

full of cracks or flaws; "unsound" ; "crooked", "askew" | "mad", "insane" ; "impractical" ; "erratic" ; being out of the ordinary; "unusual" | ... (22 of 250 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/crazy

crazy [entry 2, noun] | crazies [plural] | bug [synonym] | crackbrain [synonym] | lunatic [synonym] | fool [synonym] | fruitcake [synonym] | head case [synonym] | loon [synonym] | ...

one who is or acts crazy ; especially, such a one associated with a radical or extremist political cause (19 of 138 words, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/crazy show=1

crazy [entry 3, adverb] | extremely [synonym] | wildly [synonym]

"extremely", "wildly" (2 of 30 words, 1 usage example)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/crazy show=2

Macmillan British Dictionary:

crazy [informal] | crazier [comparative] | craziest [superlative] | crazy about someone | crazy about something | drive someone crazy | go crazy

not at all sensible or practical | "crazy about someone": very much in love with someone | "crazy about something": very enthusiastic about something ... (22 of 209 words, 7 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/crazy

crazy [countable, United States, offensive, noun] | crazies [plural]

someone who is mentally ill (5 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/crazy 11

Wiktionary:

crazy | crazies [plural] | crazier [comparative] | craziest [superlative] | fou [superlative] | luny [informal] | loony [informal, now more common] | nutsy [informal] | insane [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

Insane; demented. | Out of control. | Overly excited or enthusiastic. | In love; experiencing romantic feelings. | [informal] Unexpected; surprising. | Characterized by weakness or feebleness; decrepit; broken; falling to decay; shaky; unsafe. |... (29 of 204 words, 8 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/crazy

Random House Dictionary:

crazy | crazies [plural] | crazier [comparative] | craziest [superlative] | like crazy [sense-specific] | the crazies [sense-specific]

mentally deranged; demented; insane. | senseless; impractical; totally unsound. | [informal] intensely enthusiastic; passionately excited. | ... (13 of 202 words, 13 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/crazy

Oxford Dictionary:

crazy | crazies [plural] | crazier [comparative] | craziest [superlative] | like crazy | loco [informal] | foolish [synonym, sense-specific] | crazily [derived] | craziness [derived]

[informal] : mad, especially as manifested in wild or aggressive behaviour | extremely angry | foolish | extremely enthusiastic | (of an angle) ... (19 of 158 words, 10 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/crazy

American Heritage Dictionary:

crazy | crazies [plural] | crazier [comparative] | craziest [superlative] | bananas [slang] | bonkers [informal] | crazily [adverb, related] | craziness [noun, related]

Affected with madness; insane. | [informal] Departing from proportion or moderation, especially: Possessed by enthusiasm or excitement | Immoderately ... (17 of 81 words, 6 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crazy

New World Dictionary:

crazy | crazies [plural] | crazier [comparative] | craziest [superlative] | crazily [adverb, related] | craziness [noun, related]

having flaws or cracks ; shaky or rickety; unsound | unsound of mind; mentally unbalanced or deranged; psychopathic; insane ; of or for an insane ... (24 of 75 words, 7 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crazy

Cambridge Dictionary:

crazy [entry 1] | crazily [adverb, derived] | craziness [noun, derived]

stupid or not sensible | mentally ill (6 of 46 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/crazy 1

crazy [entry 2]

annoyed or angry (3 of 20 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/crazy 2

crazy [entry 3, United States, slang]

a person who behaves in a way that is stupid or not sensible, especially one who is mentally ill (19 of 36 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/crazy 3

Encarta Dictionary:

crazy | crazies [plural] | crazier [comparative] | craziest [superlative] | crazily [adverb, derived] | craziness [noun, derived]

an offensive term meaning affected by a psychiatric disorder | not showing good sense or practicality | extremely fond of somebody or something | an ... (22 of 62 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861601195​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

crazy

First use: 1570s

Origin: "diseased, sickly", from "craze" + "-y" (2). Meaning "full of cracks or flaws" is from 1580s; that of "of unsound mind, or behaving as so" is from ... (28 of 68 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=crazy

New World Dictionary:

crazy | crazies [plural] | crazier [comparative] | craziest [superlative]

Origin: "craze"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crazy

craze | crazed [past tense] | crazing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English crasen, to crack, break from Scandinavian, as in Danish krase, to crackle, Swedish krasa, to break up

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/craze

Audio references

Wiktionary:

crazy | crazies [plural]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "crazy"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/crazy

Collins Dictionary:

crazy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "crazy"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/crazy

Macmillan British Dictionary:

crazy [informal] | crazier [comparative] | craziest [superlative]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "crazy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/crazy

crazy [countable, United States, offensive, noun] | crazies [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "crazy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/crazy 11

Macmillan American Dictionary:

crazy [informal] | crazier [comparative] | craziest [superlative]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "crazy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/crazy

crazy [countable, offensive, noun] | crazies [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "crazy"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/crazy 11

Cambridge Dictionary:

crazy [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "crazy"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "crazy"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/crazy 1

the Free Dictionary:

crazy

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "crazy"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "crazy"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "crazy" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/crazy

Google Dictionary:

crazy | crazies [plural] | crazier [comparative] | craziest [superlative]

Audio: English pronunciation of "crazy"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=crazy

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

crazy

Audio: North American pronunciation of "crazy"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=crazy​001 word=crazy

YourDictionary Audio:

crazy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "crazy" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/crazy

freedictionary.org:

crazy

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "crazy" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=crazy

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