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noun as in crazy person

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It pops with screwball banter and the excitement of early 1950s TV.

Nine years sober, she’s an oddly appealing, well-meaning screwball.

Until I watched “Bringing Up Baby,” the 1938 screwball comedy.

The show struggles to find its signature screwball pacing, and it can’t figure out how to circle around emotions without addressing them face on, as the earlier seasons did at their best.

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We never tell him, 'Great screwball,' though, because then his elbow would hurt.

His Girl Friday (1940) A must for anyone interested in journalism (or screwball comedies).

The quirky tenor of his voice, combined with his observant, mocking tone, gelled perfectly with the screwball proceedings.

Their screwball-style repartee—intellectual rather than romantic—reveals not a sexual chemistry, but a winning comedic one.

The Man Who Was Thursday: A Nightmare, by G.K. Chesterton—A nightmare all right: lurid, screwball, and grotesque.

An unpredictable, erratic screwball but one of the finest rocket riders who ever flashed through the void.

"This is what I got out of checking all the screwball factories I could reach personal and by mail," Clocker said.

Whatever came up—a screwball flying saucer or a berserk psycho waving a gun.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to screwball, such as: blockhead, bonehead, bozo, character, crackpot, and dingbat.

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