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Loony   /lˈuni/   Listen
Loony

adjective
1.
Informal or slang terms for mentally irregular.  Synonyms: around the bend, balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kookie, kooky, loco, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, wacky, whacky.



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"Loony" Quotes from Famous Books



... and easy," demurred the prudent officer, "but if that man hasn't gone clean loony then I'm no jedge. I don't reckon I'm goin' to charge ...
— The Skipper and the Skipped - Being the Shore Log of Cap'n Aaron Sproul • Holman Day

... saw one that was part green and she bought it. Then she said she'd take it right along in her car. Said she had a friend that was as loony about cats as she was and she was goin' to fetch her right down the very next day. And a couple of hours after she'd gone Nate and his boy came back with a clothes basket with a board over the top and loaded in the balance of the family and went off with 'em. I ain't seen a hair of ...
— Shavings • Joseph C. Lincoln

... called Vickers "a silly old loony". But he blushed at the same time. And he went to sleep ...
— Jack of Both Sides - The Story of a School War • Florence Coombe

... Mister Townsman, where you went, And you're cursing all the business in a bitter discontent; Well, we grieve to disappoint you, and it makes us sad to hear That it wasn't cool and shady — and there wasn't plenty beer, And the loony bullock snorted when you first came into view; Well, you know it's not so often that he sees a swell like you; And the roads were hot and dusty, and the plains were burnt and brown, And no doubt you're better ...
— The Man from Snowy River • Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson

... can keep walkin' I—I seem to part way forget—to forget the stuff, you know. When I'm alone in my room I go 'most crazy—pretty nigh loony. . . . But there! I don't know why I got to talkin' like this to you, Cap'n Lote. You've got ...
— The Portygee • Joseph Crosby Lincoln

... hadn't no intention of tellin' about that hog; hadn't thought of it for a thousand year, as you might say. I just commenced to tell about Angie Phinney, about how fast she could talk, and that reminded me of a parrot that belonged to Sylvanus Cahoon's sister—Violet, the sister's name was—loony name, too, if you ask ME, 'cause she was a plaguey sight nigher bein' a sunflower than she was a violet—weighed two hundred and ten and had a face on ...
— Kent Knowles: Quahaug • Joseph C. Lincoln



Words linked to "Loony" :   colloquialism, madman, insane, loon, barmy, maniac, lunatic



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