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nut

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of nut

  1. 1 a person of odd or whimsical habits a show devoted to those lovable nuts who collect the weirdest things just for fun Synonyms of nut character, codger, crack, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, flake, fruitcake, head case, kook, eccentric, nutcase, nutter [British slang], oddball, oddity, original, quiz, screwball, weirdo, zanyWords Related to nut bohemian, maverick, nonconformist, quixote; coot, geezer; curio, rarity; freak; fantast, fantasticoNear Antonyms of nut conformer, conformist, follower, sheep

  2. 2 a person who lacks good sense or judgment anyone who runs into traffic like that sure is a nut Synonyms of nut berk [British], booby, charlie (also charley) [British], cuckoo, ding-a-ling, dingbat, ding-dong, dipstick, doofus [slang], featherhead, git [British], goose, half-wit, jackass, lunatic, mooncalf, nincompoop, ninny, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, fool, nutcase, simp, simpleton, turkey, yo-yoWords Related to nut daredevil; madman, madwoman; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, cretin, dodo, dolt, donkey, dope, dork [slang], dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, gander, goon, half-wit, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, know-nothing, knucklehead, moron, numskull (or numbskull), pinhead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schlump [slang], schnook [slang], stock; featherbrain, scatterbrain; butt, dupe, laughingstock, mockery, monkey; chump, loser, schlemiel (also shlemiel); character, codger, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, kook, oddball, screwball, weirdoNear Antonyms of nut sage, thinker; brain, genius

  3. 3 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something a baseball nut who waited 86 years for the Boston Red Sox to win the World Series Synonyms of nut addict, aficionado (also afficionado), buff, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), fan, suckerWords Related to nut groupie; admirer, amateur, collector, connoisseur, dilettante; authority, expert; adherent, convert, cultist, disciple, follower, hanger-on, votary; advocate, apostle, backer, champion, evangelist, exponent, friend, patron, promoter, proponent, supporter; partisan (also partizan), zealot; booster, rooter, well-wisher; faddistNear Antonyms of nut nonadmirer; belittler, carper, critic, detractorAntonyms of nut nonfan

  4. 4 a person judged to be legally or medically insane the man walking down the street talking to himself looked like a nut until we realized he was talking into his cell phone Synonyms of nut bug, crackbrain, crazy, fool, fruitcake, head case, loon, loony, maniac, lunatic, nutcase, nutter [British slang], psycho, psychopath, sickie, sicko, wacko (also whacko)Words Related to nut 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

  5. 5 something that requires thought and skill for resolution the question of how to increase functionality without decreasing efficiency may prove to be a tough nut to crack Synonyms of nut case, challenge, knot, matter, problem, troubleWords Related to nut issue, question; corner, fix, hole, hot water, jam, mire, pickle, predicament, quagmire, spot; crux, Gordian knot, sticky wicket, toughie (also toughy); catch-22, dilemma, quandary; catch, glitch, hitch, pitfall, snag; conundrum, enigma, mystery, puzzle, puzzlement, riddle; brainteaser, perplexer, poser, stumperNear Antonyms of nut magic bullet, silver bullet; cure-all, panaceaAntonyms of nut answer, solution

  6. 6 slang  the upper or front part of the body that contains the brain, the major sense organs, and the mouth he didn't appreciate his friend's jibe about watching his big nut when getting into the car Synonyms of nut bean, block [slang], dome, mazard (or mazzard) [chiefly dialect], nob, noddle, noggin, noodle, head [slang], pate, pollWords Related to nut cranium, crown, scalp, skull; occiput

  7. 7 nuts pl  language, behavior, or ideas that are absurd and contrary to good sense responding to your opponent's every argument with “Nuts!” is not exactly finely reasoned refutation Synonyms of nut applesauce [slang], balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock, drivel, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, guff, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery, twaddleWords Related to nut absurdity, asininity, fatuity, foolery, idiocy, imbecility, inaneness, inanity, insanity, kookiness, lunacy; absurdness, craziness, madness, senselessness, witlessness; hoity-toity, monkey business, monkeyshine(s), shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; gas, hot air, rigmarole (also rigamarole); double-talk, greek, hocus-pocusNear Antonyms of nut levelheadedness, rationality, reasonability, reasonableness, sensibleness; common sense, horse sense, sense; discernment, judgment (or judgement), wisdom



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