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Cockeyed   /kˈɑkˌaɪd/   Listen
Cockeyed

adjective
1.
Turned or twisted toward one side.  Synonyms: askew, awry, lopsided, skew-whiff, wonky.  "His wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff"
2.
Incongruous;inviting ridicule.  Synonyms: absurd, derisory, idiotic, laughable, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, ridiculous.  "That's a cockeyed idea" , "Ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer" , "A contribution so small as to be laughable" , "It is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion" , "A preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history" , "Her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous"






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"Cockeyed" Quotes from Famous Books



... cockeyed world you won't!" Hilton broke in. "Me marry a damned female Ph.D.? Uh-uh. Mine will be a cuddly little brunette that thinks a slipstick is some kind of lipstick and that an isotope's something ...
— Masters of Space • Edward Elmer Smith



Words linked to "Cockeyed" :   jargon, inebriated, cant, vernacular, slang, patois, argot, crooked, intoxicated, drunk, lingo, foolish



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