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head case

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  1. 1 a person judged to be legally or medically insane while serving in the military hospital's psychiatric unit, he got to observe a wide variety of head cases Synonyms of head case bug, crackbrain, crazy, fool, fruitcake, lunatic, loon, loony, maniac, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], psycho, psychopath, sickie, sicko, wacko (also whacko)Words Related to head case madman, madwoman; abnormal, deviant; manic-depressive, monomaniac, mythomaniac, neurotic, obsessive, obsessive-compulsive, paranoid, psychoneurotic, psychotic, schizo, schizoid, schizophrene, schizophrenic, sociopath; character, codger, crack, crackpot, crank, eccentric, fantastic (also fantastical), flake, kook, oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, tyke (also tike) [chiefly British], weirdo, zany; case, patient

  2. 2 a person of odd or whimsical habits an area of scientific research that's a good niche for social misfits and hard-core head cases Synonyms of head case character, codger, crack, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, flake, fruitcake, eccentric, kook, nut, nutcase, nutter [British slang], oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, weirdo, zanyWords Related to head case bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantasticoNear Antonyms of head case conformer, conformist, follower, sheep


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