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Synonyms for zany
ˈzeɪ nizany

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  1. zanyadjective


  2. zanyadjective

    ludicrously or incongruously comical


  3. zanyadjective

    bizarre, clownish


Princeton's WordNet

  1. zanynoun

    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, zanyadjective

    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, zanyadjective

    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, zanyadjective

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. zanynoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. zanynoun

    jester, buffoon, clown, harlequin, merry-an-drew

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  1. 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)

  2. 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.

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  • حمقاء, مهرج, أحمقArabic
  • bláznivýCzech
  • durchgeknallt, verrücktGerman
  • disparatado, alocado, chifladoSpanish
  • دیوانهPersian
  • hullunkurinenFinnish
  • loufoqueFrench
  • gealtach, craiceáilteIrish
  • demenzialeItalian
  • לֵיצָןHebrew
  • ellevillNorwegian
  • сумасше́дший, поте́шный, чумово́й, идио́тский, коми́ческий, смешно́й, кло́унский, прико́льный, фигля́рский, заба́вныйRussian
  • அறிவிலிTamil
  • 滑稽的Chinese

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