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synonyms for haywire

  • berserk
  • nuts
  • psycho
  • screwball
  • amiss
  • amok
  • batty
  • bonkers
  • chaotic
  • confused
  • cracked
  • crazed
  • defective
  • disordered
  • disorganized
  • erratic
  • flipped
  • in a mess
  • in pieces
  • insane
  • mad
  • messy
  • orderless
  • out of order
  • out of whack
  • out to lunch
  • schizo
  • screwy
  • touched
  • unbalanced
  • unglued
  • unhinged
  • wacky
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As millennials rushed out of cities and back to their parents’ homes, the housing market went haywire.
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When taste and smell begin to come back, they can go haywire.
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For example, we now know that energy production in aging cells goes haywire.
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Reexamine your regular routine, and if something seems haywire, make adjustments.
WHY YOU'RE TIRED ALL THE TIMEBRAD STULBERGNOVEMBER 5, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
The state system went haywire on Monday, several hours before the registration deadline, showing error messages and trapping people in user-verification pages that prevented them from completing and submitting their form.
FEDERAL JUDGE DENIES REQUEST TO EXTEND FLORIDA VOTER REGISTRATIONLORI ROZSAOCTOBER 9, 2020WASHINGTON POST
It was the top of the year — before Kobe died, before the world went haywire — when George Lopez accidentally made himself the epicenter of attention for an entire news cycle or two.
GEORGE LOPEZ REVEALS HIS HOLLYWOOD ‘FAIRY GODMOTHER’JOSHUA EFERIGHEAUGUST 18, 2020OZY
I said our air-conditioning system goes haywire and that we were ripping out a thousand old boilers and coolers.
SATAN AND THE COMRADESRALPH BENNITT
"Just my imagination going a little haywire from it all, I fancy," he said.
DAVE DAWSON ON THE RUSSIAN FRONTR. SIDNEY BOWEN
"Yeah, my guns went haywire for some unknown reason," he said eventually.
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Horses with patched civilian harness gave the transport the appearance of a "haywire outfit."
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WORDS RELATED TO HAYWIRE

  • awry
  • bad
  • confused
  • crooked
  • erring
  • erroneous
  • fallacious
  • false
  • faulty
  • flawed
  • foul
  • glitched up
  • haywire
  • imperfect
  • improper
  • inaccurate
  • inappropriate
  • incorrect
  • mistaken
  • out of order
  • sick
  • unfair
  • unlawful
  • unsuitable
  • untoward
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