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zany

adjective  us   /ˈzeɪ·ni/
surprisingly different and a little strange, and therefore amusing and interesting: He was responsible for the zany Sesame Street puppet characters loved by children worldwide.
Translations of “zany”
in Chinese (Traditional) 稀奇古怪的, 荒謬可笑的…
in Russian нелепый, абсурдный…
in Turkish garip ve gülünç…
in Chinese (Simplified) 稀奇古怪的, 荒谬可笑的…
in Polish zwariowany…
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