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Zany   /zˈeɪni/   Listen
Zany

adjective
1.
Ludicrous, foolish.  Synonyms: cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky.  "Wore a goofy hat" , "A silly idea" , "Some wacky plan for selling more books"
2.
Like a clown.  Synonyms: buffoonish, clownish, clownlike.  "A clownish face" , "A zany sense of humor"






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"Zany" Quotes from Famous Books



... would have it are many; they that achieve their desire are few. For in the minor artist the passionate—the elemental quality—is not often found: he being of his essence the ape or zany of his betters. Tourneur is not a great tragic. The Atheist's Tragedy is but grotesquely and extravagantly horrible; its personages are caricatures of passion; its comedy is inexpressibly sordid; its incidents are absurd when they are not simply abominable. But it is written in excellent ...
— Views and Reviews - Essays in appreciation • William Ernest Henley



Words linked to "Zany" :   humorous, saphead, tomfool, fool, foolish, clown, humourous, muggins, colloquialism, sap, merry andrew, buffoon



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