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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The only narrative in the Supreme Court’s First Amendment jurisprudence is that protections for speech are broad and indivisible, including protections for neo-Nazi marchers on the far right and flag-burners on the loony left.
But no: Luther Strange is running to Roy Moore’s right, and isn’t even mentioning his opponent’s loony-toons positions on church-state separation or his defiance of federal courts.
Sports books in Las Vegas are taking all sorts of prop bets for this loony fight, including whether McGregor will lay a glove even once on Mayweather, the best defensive fighter of his era.
The worthy cast made its mark, notably Gerhard Siegel’s creepy Captain and Jens Larsen’s loony Doctor.
The people who cover this loony health care process should at the very least attempt to distill the consequences of the not-so-skinny bill into their descriptions of it.
Your superpower is the capacity to trust in your loony inner life, crabcakes, and this eclipse offers you a radical opportunity to really ride your own emotional waves.
In the loony Brooks’ galaxy, a Druish princess (Daphne Zuniga) ditches her wedding to a Valiumed-out blue blood (Jim J. Bullock).
At a trim 94 minutes, the film instead has a loony bluntness to it, scenes jutting into one another (minus a few old-school fades) as plot developments are introduced with a fast offhandedness.
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Origin and Etymology of loony
First Known Use: 1872See Words from the same year
Synonymsabsurd, asinine, balmy, brainless, bubbleheaded, cockeyed, crackpot, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dippy, dotty, fatuous, featherheaded, fool, half-baked, harebrained, half-witted, inept, insane, jerky, kooky (also kookie), foolish (also looney), lunatic, lunkheaded, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, senseless, silly, simpleminded, stupid, tomfool, unwise, wacky (also whacky), weak-minded, witless, zany
Antonymsjudicious, prudent, sagacious, sage, sane, sapient, sensible, sound, wise
Related Wordsairheaded, birdbrained, boobish, brain-dead, chowderheaded, chuckleheaded, clueless, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, feebleminded, gormless [chiefly British], idiotic (also idiotical), imbecile (or imbecilic), knuckleheaded, lamebrain (or lamebrained), mindless, moronic, oafish, obtuse, opaque, pinheaded, simple, slow, slow-witted, soft, softheaded, thoughtless, thick, thickheaded, unintelligent, vacuous, witless; fallacious, illogical, invalid, irrational, nonrational, surd, unreasonable, unreasoning, unsound, weak; farcical, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous; notional; buffoonish, clownish; ill-advised, unconsidered, unreasoned
Near Antonymsbrainy, bright, clever, intelligent, smart; logical, rational, reasonable, valid; well-advised
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