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Synonyms for haywire
ˈheɪˌwaɪər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. haywire(adj)

    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, whacky(adj)

    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)(adj)

    not functioning properly

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

    Antonyms:
    sane, functioning

Wiktionary

  1. haywire(noun)

    Synonyms:
    baler twine

  2. haywire(adjective)

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

    Synonyms:
    baler twine

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How to use haywire in a sentence?

  1. Dean Headley:

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

  2. Merced County Sheriff Vern Warnke:

    Mohammad Zargham plan went haywire because people fought back.

  3. 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.

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Translations for haywire

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

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