Examples of batty in a Sentence
a batty old lady who lives with 100 cats
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Conservatives are cheering for the failure of California and slightly nonplussed that New York City still refuses to regress into being an unlivable hellhole in spite of the best efforts of its batty Sandinista mayor.
Few things drive conservative voters battier than phony politicians, those who say one thing and do another to avoid hard choices.
For much of the time, their status is something like that of beloved, deaf, and slightly batty old folk who cannot expect to be at the center of the family, but who are made to feel included on important occasions.
The donning of a batty hat—a tiara, a basket of fruit, a steering wheel!—is a fail-safe way to signal your strangeness.
The draft is now about potential, not immediate impact, which contributes to batty decision-making.
Are there more batty relatives lurking out there in the Amazon?
Mr. Beatty’s Hughes has his moments of monstrous egotism, but conveys a sly self-awareness even when Hughes’s battiest behavior leaves those around him visibly cringing.
Swinton, reunited here with her Snowpiercer director, embodies the theme by playing Lucy, a batty corporate narcissist who takes pride in her gleaming PR optics above all else.
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First Known Use of batty
Synonymsbalmy, barmy [chiefly British], bats, insane, 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]
Antonymsbalanced, compos mentis, sane, sound, uncrazy
Related Wordsdotty, fey, loopy, off, potty [chiefly British], teched (or tetched), touched; aberrant, delirious, delusional, delusionary, disordered, disturbed, neurotic, obsessive-compulsive, paranoiac (also paranoic), paranoid (also paranoidal), schizoid, schizophrenic, sociopathic; eccentric, odd, oddball, pixilated (also pixillated), queer, strange; foolish, senseless, witless; irrational, unreasonable; amok (or amuck), ape, ballistic, bananas, berserk, nuclear; depressed; distracted, distraught, frantic, frenzied, haywire, hysterical (also hysteric), raving, wigged-out; fixated, monomaniac, monomaniacal, obsessed
Near Antonymsclear, lucid, rational, reasonable; judicious, sensible, wise; healthy, normal, well-adjusted; unneurotic
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