balmy


balmy

adjective

Definition of BALMY

1
having or showing a very abnormal or sick state of mind <a completely balmy but harmless old man who talked intently to plants and believed they answered back>
Synonyms balmy, barmy [chiefly British], bats, batty, bedlam, bonkers, brainsick, bughouse [slang], certifiable, crackbrained, cracked, crackers, crackpot, cranky [dialect], crazed, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, demented, deranged, fruity [slang], gaga, haywire, kooky (also kookie), loco [slang], loony (also looney), loony tunes (or looney tunes), lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac), mental, meshuga (or meshugge also meshugah or meshuggah), moonstruck, non compos mentis, nuts, nutty, psycho, psychotic, scatty [chiefly British], screwy, unbalanced, unhinged, unsound, wacko (also whacko), wacky (also whacky), wud [chiefly Scottish]
2
marked by temperatures that are neither too high nor too low <a balmy spring day>
3
not harsh or stern especially in nature or effect <a pleasant, balmy breeze was all that stirred the wildflowers growing near the shore>

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