• WordNet 3.6
    • n craziness foolish or senseless behavior
    • n craziness the quality of being rash and foolish "trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly","adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness"
    • n craziness informal terms for insanity
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The tallest freestanding sculpture in the world is Chief Crazy Horse in South Dakota, USA
    • Craziness The state of being broken down or weakened; as, the craziness of a ship, or of the limbs.
    • Craziness The state of being broken in mind; imbecility or weakness of intellect; derangement.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
    • n craziness The state of being broken or impaired; weakness.
    • n craziness The state of being mentally impaired; weakness or disorder of the intellect; insanity.
    • n craziness Synonyms Madness, Delirium, etc. See insanity.
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  • Doug Horton
    “No one can drive us crazy unless we give them the keys.”
  • Edgar Watson Howe
    “Don't be crazy to do a lot of things you can't do .”
  • Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
    “The world thinks eccentricity in great things is genius, but in small things, only crazy.”
  • J. Richard Munro
    J. Richard Munro
    “It first appeared like a crazy idea. It turned out he had a great idea.”
  • Waylon Jennings
    Waylon Jennings
    “I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.”
  • Yiddish Proverb
    Yiddish Proverb
    “All of us are crazy in one way or another.”


In literature:

Everybody went perfectly crazy.
"Blue Bonnet in Boston" by Caroline E. Jacobs
He seemed in his latter developments crazy enough for anything.
"The Man Who Lost Himself" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
I'm crazy to see her.
"The Tyranny of the Dark" by Hamlin Garland
I'm just crazy to make friends.
"A harum-scarum schoolgirl" by Angela Brazil
I got surprises he ain't crazy!
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
You mean he is crazy?
"The Ghost Breaker" by Paul Dickey
Then Patty thought he must have gone crazy.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Auntie is almost crazy, she is so frightened.
"The Lady and the Pirate" by Emerson Hough
It is enough to drive a seer crazy.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
If he keeps on, maybe he'll be as crazy as I am because I wasn't so crazy when I started.
"Roy Blakeley's Bee-line Hike" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh

In poetry:

"You silly thing!" the robin said,
"I think you must be crazy.
I'd rather be my honest self
Than any made-up daisy.
"Discontent" by Sarah Orne Jewett
Wind whines and whines the shingle,
The crazy pierstakes groan;
A senile sea numbers each single
Slimesilvered stone.
"On the Beach at Fontana" by James Joyce
My mother was a whippoorwill pert,
My father, he was lazy,
But I'm Hell broke loose in a new store shirt
To fiddle all Georgia crazy.
"The Mountain Whippoorwill" by Stephen Vincent Benet
A window vainly stuff'd about,
To keep November's breezes out,
So crazy, that the panes proclaim
That soon they mean to leave the frame.
"My Study" by Henry Kirke White
Poor, crazy Poll is never sad,
She never misses one that dies;
When neighbours show their new-born babes,
They seem familiar to her eyes.
"Mad Poll" by William H Davies
A crazy beggar grateful for a meal
Has ever of himself a world to say.
For them he is an ancient wheel
Spinning a knotted thread the livelong day.
"Bellerophon" by George Meredith

In news:

It's likely that not a day goes by when an a responder isn't summoned to provide care for a "crazy person" somewhere in the nation.
' Delirium 's Party' offers Endless crazy fun.
This is my new blog, be sure to come back often to see what crazy news story or Hot Bikini Barista get posted.
The Miami boat show was a blast, and as usual, we saw a whole new crop of crazy cool gadgets from the likes of Garmin, Furuno, and DeLorme , among others.
Or are people just going crazy.
The idea that you can develop a rapport between people by forcing them to interact in a series of organized rituals would be crazy if militaries hadn't been proving the truth in it for centuries.
Crazy data point of the day.
A crazy housecat became an unexpected star in the webcomic Undead Norm.
Floh de cologne - profitgeier the crazy world of arthur brown - the city.
Not that it really matters, since his crazy mentor roles are best seen as episodes in a single continuing performance -- a man named Walter Burke, whose job is to recruit and train operatives for the C.I.A.
One local mom, Michelle Rowe, who's made healthy families her mission, isn't crazy about a diet book for kids.
Crazy Transitions in the E Diminished Scale .
Okay, so I went through a phase this winter where I was trying to be one of those crazy coupon ladies.
When I called to cancel, the company representative acted like I was crazy.
Melville, who has a reputation for crazy visions that he buffaloes into reality, decided that offering tourists dry land dogsled tours was a sure moneymaker.

In science:

The reason is that, for our intuition, the claims of civilizations much more advanced than us must necessarily sound ridiculous, hilarious, crazy, science fiction ideas.
Brane Worlds, the Subanthropic Principle and the Undetectability Conjecture
Heisenberg’s failed unified field theory), it is not that at first glance this conjecture seems to be crazy, but if it is crazy enough to be true.
The clouds of physics and Einstein's last query: Can quantum mechanics be derived from general relativity?
However, if the numberline has gaps, still there can be crazy motions.
A logic road from special relativity to general relativity
The basic idea is that the Universe couldn’t have been too crazy at z ∼ 1000, otherwise the microwave sky would appear very different.
New physics from the Cosmic Microwave Background
On the first day of the Workshop, Komamiya asked, in his talk on “Chages to Participants”, to our P5-WG (New/Alternative Physics Working Group) to investigate New and Crazy Ideas.
New Physics Working Group Summary of LCWS2000 at FNAL