Synonyms for loony

Grammar : Adj
Spell : loo-nee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlu ni

Top 10 synonyms for loony Other synonyms for the word loony

Définition of loony

Origin :
  • also loonie, looney, 1853, American English, short for lunatic, but also influenced by loon (n.2) and perhaps loon (n.1), the bird being noted for its wild cry and method of escaping from danger. As a noun by 1884, from the adjective. Slang loony bin "insane asylum" is from 1919. Looney left in reference to holders of political views felt to be left-wing in the extreme is from 1977. Looney Tunes, Warner Bros. studios' animated cartoon series, dates from 1930.
  • adj crazy
Example sentences :
  • I've known Jed all my life and I never can tell what loony thing he's liable to do next.
  • Extract from : « Shavings » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I've done all kinds of loony things in my life and this attack is just natural, that's all.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She said the neighbors all thought I was loony, anyhow, and I needn't prove it to 'em.
  • Extract from : « Keziah Coffin » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • You ought to wake her up, Loony, and ask her what we are to do.
  • Extract from : « The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II) » by Charles James Lever
  • They explained that Drylyn was “sort of loony, anyway,” and the sheriff said, “Oh!”
  • Extract from : « Red Men and White » by Owen Wister
  • The look he shot me was confirmation enough that the loony was still on the wire.
  • Extract from : « Direct Wire » by Clee Garson
  • As a matter of fact, they'll soon be pretty sure I'm loony also.
  • Extract from : « Rats in the Belfry » by John York Cabot
  • I'm ashamed to tell you the old duffer's methods; they're loony.
  • Extract from : « Three Thousand Dollars » by Anna Katharine Green
  • Loony was no name for him, and what was to become of such a chump he didn't know.
  • Extract from : « The Purple Heights » by Marie Conway Oemler
  • "I'm thinkin' her mun ha' bin killed by a loony," announced Bates.
  • Extract from : « The Postmaster's Daughter » by Louis Tracy

Antonyms for loony

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