Examples of batty in a Sentence
a batty old lady who lives with 100 cats
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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.
The draft is now about potential, not immediate impact, which contributes to batty decision-making.
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.
Are there more batty relatives lurking out there in the Amazon?
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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
BATTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of batty for English Language Learners
: foolish or silly
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