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"crazy" in British English

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crazyadjective

uk   /ˈkreɪ.zi/ us   /ˈkreɪ.zi/
  • crazy adjective (NOT SENSIBLE)

A2 stupid or not reasonable: It's a crazy idea. You're crazy to buy a house without seeing it.
mentally ill: I seriously think she'll go crazy if she doesn't have a holiday soon.

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crazily
adverb uk   /ˈkreɪ.zəl.i/ us   /ˈkreɪ.zəl.i/
craziness
noun [U] uk   /ˈkreɪ.zi.nəs/ us   /ˈkreɪ.zi.nəs/

crazynoun [C]

uk   /ˈkreɪ.zi/ us   /ˈkreɪ.zi/ informal
a person who is crazy: There are a lot of crazies out there.
(Definition of crazy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crazy" in American English

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crazyadjective

us   /ˈkreɪ·zi/
very strange or foolish: She’s the craziest person I’ve ever met. [+ to infinitive] You’re crazy to rent the place without seeing it first.
Crazy can mean mentally ill.
Crazy can also mean behaving in a strange way esp. because of stress, as if you are mentally ill: The constant whine of the machine nearly drove (= made) me crazy. I think she’ll go (= become) crazy if she doesn’t take a vacation soon.
crazily
adverb [not gradable] us   /ˈkreɪ·zə·li/
craziness
noun [U] us   /ˈkreɪ·zi·nəs/

crazynoun [C usually pl]

us   /ˈkreɪ·zi/ infml
a person who acts in a strange or threatening way, esp. one who is mentally ill: Are we talking about a bunch of crazies or about a legitimate military force?
(Definition of crazy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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