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head case

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of head case

  1. 1 a person judged to be legally or medically insane <while serving in the military hospital's psychiatric unit, he got to observe a wide variety of head cases> Synonyms bug, crackbrain, crazy, fool, fruitcake, lunatic, loon, loony, maniac, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], psycho, psychopath, sickie, sicko, wacko (also whacko)Related Words madman, madwoman; abnormal, deviant; manic-depressive, monomaniac, mythomaniac, neurotic, obsessive, obsessive-compulsive, paranoid, psychoneurotic, psychotic, schizo, schizoid, schizophrene, schizophrenic, sociopath; character, codger, crack, crackpot, crank, eccentric, fantastic (also fantastical), flake, kook, oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, tyke (also tike) [chiefly British], weirdo, zany; case, patient

  2. 2 a person of odd or whimsical habits <an area of scientific research that's a good niche for social misfits and hard-core head cases> Synonyms character, codger, crack, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, flake, fruitcake, eccentric, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, weirdo, zanyRelated Words bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantasticoNear Antonyms conformer, conformist, follower, sheep




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