loony

adjective
loo·ny | \ˈlü-nē \
variants: or less commonly looney
loonier; looniest

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Other Words from loony

looniness noun
loony noun

Examples of loony in a Sentence

Every family includes someone who's a little loony. that's got to be the looniest idea I've ever heard

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Just don’t get too loony over loons, says Harry Vogel, senior biologist and executive director of the Loon Preservation Committee in Moultonborough, N.H. This year, July Fourth festivities are occurring in the middle of loon chick hatching season. Margeaux Sippell, BostonGlobe.com, "Around July Fourth, look out for loon chicks," 1 July 2018 The show is populated by a truly loony cast of characters, most of whom come from very different worlds than the relatively privileged producers and flacks who populated 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt deftly takes on #MeToo and terrible men in season 4," 30 May 2018 Most of them seem to feel a calm fascination with natural disasters, like a woman who gets astonishingly drunk during a hurricane and imagines that men from her past visit her in increasingly loony scenarios verging on magical realism. Erin Berger, Outside Online, "Lauren Groff's 'Florida' Dives into the Swamp," 21 June 2018 As with Ocean’s Eleven’s motley crew of con artists, these characters aren’t developed much beyond their elite competency; with the exception of Bonham Carter’s loony Rose and Awkwafina’s gruff Constance, their skills are their personalities. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "Ocean’s 8 isn’t a great movie, but it’s a perfect summer movie.," 6 June 2018 His cowering attitude is so extreme as to remind at times of Dennis Weaver’s loony motel manager in Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil. Todd Mccarthy, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Buy Me a Gun': Film Review | Cannes 2018," 14 May 2018 Roles for the young thespians were wild tour guides, frantic Hollywood studio personnel and agents, loony lawyers, little monsters, wanna-be-actors and gossip columnists. Chris Folks, Laurel Leader, "Drama club learns that the show must go ojn [West Laurel]," 5 Apr. 2018 This loony British farce details the struggle for power that erupted at the Kremlin after Joseph Stalin died of a stroke in 1953. Chicago Reader, "More than 60 new features premiere locally at the European Union Film Festival," 7 Mar. 2018 Google isn’t the only member of the Frightful Five with a loony internet idea. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "Maybe Nobody Wants Your Space Internet," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of loony

1872, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for loony

by shortening & alteration from lunatic

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Dictionary Entries near loony

loom large

loon

loonie

loony

loony bin

loony tune

loony tunes

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loony

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of loony

: crazy or foolish

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