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Synonyms for haywire
ˈheɪˌwaɪərhay·wire

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  1. haywirenoun

    Synonyms:
    baler twine

  2. haywireadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    baler twine

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  1. haywireadjective

    wire for tying up bales of hay

    Antonyms:
    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, whackyadjective

    informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

    "it used to drive my husband balmy"

    Synonyms:
    crackers, nutlike, roughened, round the bend, bats, gaga, cockamamy, zesty, buggy, dotty, soft, wacky, kooky, daft, fruity, alligatored, zestful, kookie, nuts, sappy, bonkers, cracked, 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

    Antonyms:
    functioning, sane

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

    not functioning properly

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

    Antonyms:
    sane, functioning

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How to use haywire in a sentence?

  1. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke:

    He was banking on the fear factor. … Faisel Mohammad plan went haywire because people fought back, faisel Mohammad got so befuddled at the activities that happened ; it took the script away from Faisel Mohammad.

  2. Dean Headley:

    They have put the same number of people in fewer airplanes, anytime the system ramps up, it goes haywire.

  3. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke:

    Mohammad Zargham plan went haywire because people fought back.

  4. Amber Heard:

    The vast majority of this trial was played out on social media, i think that this trial is an example of that gone haywire, that gone amok, and the jury is not immune to that…I think even for the most well-intentioned juror, it would have been impossible to avoid this.


Translations for haywire

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

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