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a practice or interest that is very popular for a short time
  • if history is any guide, this latest diet for losing weight is just another craze

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Synonyms & Antonyms of craze (Entry 2 of 2)

to cause to go insane or as if insane
  • horses crazed by the barn fire kicked out their stall doors as they tried to escape

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fashion, style, mode, vogue, fad, rage, craze mean the usage accepted by those who want to be up-to-date. fashion is the most general term and applies to any way of dressing, behaving, writing, or performing that is favored at any one time or place. the current fashion style often implies a distinctive fashion adopted by people of taste. a media baron used to traveling in style mode suggests the fashion of the moment among those anxious to appear elegant and sophisticated. slim bodies are the mode at this resort vogue stresses the wide acceptance of a fashion. short skirts are back in vogue fad suggests caprice in taking up or in dropping a fashion. last year's fad is over rage and craze stress intense enthusiasm in adopting a fad. Cajun food was the rage nearly everywhere for a time crossword puzzles once seemed just a passing craze but have lasted

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The first known use of craze was in the 14th century

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“Craze.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Apr. 2020.

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