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  • adj.crazy, funny
  • nounperson who is wildly funny

synonyms for zany

  • campy
  • comical
  • eccentric
  • goofy
  • kooky
  • loony
  • madcap
  • wacky
  • camp
  • clownish
  • dumb
  • foolish
  • hare-brained
  • humorous
  • joshing
  • nutty
  • witty
See also synonyms for: zaniness

antonyms for zany

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  • serious
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    How to use zany in a sentence

    After a zany sequence, when Trevon Diggs scored a touchdown off an interception and then Mac Jones tossed a 75-yard touchdown pass in response, the Cowboys drove into New England territory needing a field goal to force overtime.
    WHAT TO KNOW FROM NFL WEEK 6: BILL BELICHICK LET MIKE MCCARTHY OFF THE HOOKADAM KILGOREOCTOBER 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
    Stretch your legs at the Big Badlands Overlook and the Saddle Pass Trailhead before grabbing lunch at Wall Drug, a zany roadside attraction that’s been a piece of South Dakota history for 90 years.
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    In recent years, scientists studying the effect of light on brain function have confirmed some of Cook’s zanier intuitions.
    THE ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION THAT CHANGED MODERN MEDICINEJULIAN SANCTONMAY 12, 2021TIME
    In what may be its zaniest gambit yet, IKEA has launched an audiobook.
    IKEA HAS REPLACED ITS PRINT CATALOG WITH AN AUDIOBOOKANNE QUITOMARCH 18, 2021QUARTZ
    With US regulatory boards making it easier for new products to reach the market during the coronavirus emergency, a slew of solutions—from zany to ingenious—have become available.
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    Y was a Youth, that did not love school; Z was a Zany, a poor harmless fool.
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    He knew that so long as he obeyed orders he would be unharmed, and he would have been a zany had he hesitated to do so.
    TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
    The youth never doubted that he would carry out this threat, and he would have been a zany to draw the explosion of wrath.
    TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
    Oh, you selfish young zany of a man, after all you have said to her, won't you make it up and let me return to my coffee?
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    The alabaster image of the Blessed Virgin kept turning to a paper thing, kept nodding at him like a zany.
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    WORDS RELATED TO ZANY

    • antic
    • bozo
    • clown
    • comedian
    • comic
    • droll
    • fool
    • harlequin
    • jester
    • joker
    • merry-andrew
    • wag
    • zany
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