Antonyms for loony

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I've known Jed all my life and I never can tell what loony thing he's liable to do next.

I've done all kinds of loony things in my life and this attack is just natural, that's all.

She said the neighbors all thought I was loony, anyhow, and I needn't prove it to 'em.

You ought to wake her up, Loony, and ask her what we are to do.

They explained that Drylyn was “sort of loony, anyway,” and the sheriff said, “Oh!”

The look he shot me was confirmation enough that the loony was still on the wire.

As a matter of fact, they'll soon be pretty sure I'm loony also.

I'm ashamed to tell you the old duffer's methods; they're loony.

Loony was no name for him, and what was to become of such a chump he didn't know.

"I'm thinkin' her mun ha' bin killed by a loony," announced Bates.

WORD ORIGIN

also loonie, looney, 1853, American English, short for lunatic, but also influenced by loon (n.2) and perhaps loon (n.1), the bird being noted for its wild cry and method of escaping from danger. As a noun by 1884, from the adjective. Slang loony bin "insane asylum" is from 1919. Looney left in reference to holders of political views felt to be left-wing in the extreme is from 1977. Looney Tunes, Warner Bros. studios' animated cartoon series, dates from 1930.

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