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
Recent Examples of loony from the Web
Bette Davis, garish and loony, is a former child star who passes the time torturing her crippled sister Joan Crawford.
Frances McDormand doesn't want to get bleeped again May the loony Frances McDormand awards appearance tour never end!
Batman downplayed the darker aspects of the character, focusing for the most part on light, loony adventure scenarios with Robin.
In Canada, the country, loony is slang for a dollar.
This romantic-musical-comedy-drama never fails to find insight and humor in the plight of a smart, attractive young woman who also happens to be a bit loony in matters of love.
The league lifted its on-field partying ban, so the players reinvented loony new ways to boast.
In both the long-ago past and the sisters’ loony present, the Brewster way of life is a story of regeneration through violence and madness; Kesselring’s play chronicles the return of the repressed.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of loony
First Known Use: 1872See Words from the same year
absurd, asinine, balmy, brainless, cockeyed, crackpot, crazy, cuckoo, daffy, daft, dippy, dotty, fatuous, featherheaded, fool, foolish, half-baked, half-witted, harebrained, inept, insane, jerky, kooky (also kookie), lunatic, lunkheaded, mad, nonsensical, nutty, preposterous, sappy, screwball, senseless, silly, simpleminded, stupid, tomfool, unwise, wacky (also whacky), weak-minded, witless, zany;
airheaded, birdbrained, brain-dead, chowderheaded, chuckleheaded, clueless, dense, dim, dim-witted, doltish, dopey (also dopy), dorky [slang], dull, dumb, dunderheaded, empty-headed, fatuous, feebleminded, 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;
out to lunch;
LOONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of loony for English Language Learners
: crazy or foolish
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