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basket case

noun as in nervous person


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If not for the writing and singing of songs, she might very well be a basket case.

So is Phoenix finally ready to drop the basket-case act and play nice in Hollywood?

To hear him tell it, Phoenix is at peace with coming off like a wild, unhinged basket case for the past few years.

After years of the party acting like a political basket case prone to hysterical psychodrama, Sunday's vote was itself a triumph.

Greece remains a fiscal basket case, as well as a warning sign.

Poor Otto ended up a basket case, just in time to have the damned stuff start all over again at the stumps of his arms and legs.

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On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to basket-case, such as: defenseless, destitute, forlorn, impotent, paralyzed, and powerless.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.