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Examples of nuts in a Sentence
They looked at me like I was nuts.
the bizarre rantings in the notes left behind by the serial killer convinced the police that the guy was nuts
Recent Examples of nuts from the Web
The critics who saw the film in Colorado went nuts for it.
The classic about a world gone absolutely nuts, made even crazier by those local specialists in the absurd, the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium.
Junior posted a photo of Stewart in full cycling gear - helmet, spandex, everything - Thursday night, and fans went nuts over it.
But Sheila Bridges — designer, author, and onetime host of Sheila Bridges: Designer Living on the Fine Living Network — has been told she’s nuts before.
Seven touchdowns on 13 catches for Will Fuller over four games is nuts.
Just remember that asking your BFF living in China to fly to NYC for a summer barbecue will probably seem a bit nuts.
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First Known Use of nuts
Synonymsbalmy, barmy [chiefly British], bats, batty, 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, insane, 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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