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cuckoo

adjective

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1 having or showing a very abnormal or sick state of mind
  • a cuckoo woman who wandered around town carefully gathering up useless trash

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2 showing or marked by a lack of good sense or judgment
  • offered a completely cuckoo suggestion for using the defunct strip mall

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cuckoo

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of cuckoo (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a person who lacks good sense or judgment
  • one cuckoo at the campground tried to boil soup in a plastic cup

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2 a silly flighty person
  • didn't want to be among those cuckoos who race around the mall the day before Christmas

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“Cuckoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/cuckoo. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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