crazy

crazy
I UK [ˈkreɪzɪ] / US adjective
Word forms "crazy":
adjective crazy comparative crazier superlative craziest informal **
Words that may cause offence: crazy:
Avoid using words like crazy, mad, and insane about people who have a mental illness. Instead, use an expression such as mentally ill. You can also say "he/she has mental health problems", especially in more formal contexts. Only use crazy in informal situations to describe silly behaviour and actions.
not at all sensible or practical

It's crazy. Who would do a thing like that?

Maybe Lou's idea wasn't so crazy after all.

They were offering him crazy amounts of money.

be crazy to do something:

She knew she would be completely crazy to refuse.

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II UK [ˈkreɪzɪ] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "crazy":
singular crazy plural crazies mainly American offensive
someone who is mentally ill

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