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Synonyms for zany
ˈzeɪ 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, 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, 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, cockamamie

    unhumorous, humorless, humourless, wise


  1. zany(noun)

    A fool or clown.


  2. zany(adjective)

    bizarre, clownish


  3. zany(adjective)


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. zany(n.)

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

How to use zany in a sentence?

  1. Steve Deace:

    He is clearly the man of the hour from a buzz standpoint, i think with one or two exceptions, the goal of the others is to get him to go from zany to crazy, to self-immolate.

  2. Linda Cardellini:

    Yeah, if it’s a great story definitely. Kids love it. I hear some 3 or 4 year old kids who can’t speak in complete sentences and they love to talk about Scooby-Doo. It’s fun. It’s really a great character. There’s not a lot of broad, young and smart, crazy, zany characters that you get to play like this. (Cinema Confidential; March 23, 2004)

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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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