View definitions for crackpot


noun as in eccentric

Discover More

Example Sentences

Depending on who you ask, JFK cemented Stone’s legacy as either a firebrand willing to speak truth to power, or a crackpot lost in a haze of make-believe.

There’s denial that it’s happening, there are crackpot theories about what’s going on.

Yet disrupting the proceedings or diverting their focus toward some crackpot right-wing media obsession carries its own risks, precisely because the matter is so momentous.

It can be easy to write off our conspiracy theorist friends and relatives as crackpots, but science shows things are far more nuanced than that.

The society, founded in 1958, was fiercely anti-communist — and fond of crackpot theories.

Indeed, Wolf's journey to the crackpot fringe was completed a long time ago.

In small steps, the crackpot architectural ideas of the past are becoming built parts of our cities.

That hardly sounds like some fire-breathing hard-right crackpot.

At an unaccredited college in Utah that was founded by acolytes of right-wing conspiracy-theorist crackpot Cleon Skousen.

But according to the Serious Men and Women of Washington, the FRC is not a crackpot outfit.

Projective telepathy had only been a crackpot's idea back then.

Other machines began to integrate crackpot reports of things sighted in divers places.

Calmly they accepted their rise in the world as being due to one of their local townspeople, a crackpot professor.

She more or less considered him a crackpot, as far as I remember, you see.

Crackpot minorities object loudly at being portrayed in films they don't like.


Synonym of the Day

Which one is a synonym for muddle?Get the answer

Start each day with the Synonym of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to crackpot, such as: crank, flake, kook, lunatic, maniac, and nut.

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