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Definitions and Synonyms of cockeyed | Another word for cockeyed | What is cockeyed?

Definition 1: turned or twisted toward one side - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cockeyed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a...youth with a gorgeous red necktie all awry
  • his wig was, as the British say, skew-whiff

Synonyms for cockeyed in the sense of this definition

(cockeyed is similar to ...) having or marked by bends or angles; not straight or aligned

"crooked country roads" "crooked teeth"

Definition 2: so unreasonable as to invite derision - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where cockeyed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the absurd excuse that the dog ate his homework
  • that's a cockeyed idea
  • ask a nonsensical question and get a nonsensical answer
  • a contribution so small as to be laughable
  • it is ludicrous to call a cottage a mansion
  • a preposterous attempt to turn back the pages of history
  • her conceited assumption of universal interest in her rather dull children was ridiculous

Synonyms for cockeyed in the sense of this definition

(cockeyed is similar to ...) devoid of good sense or judgment

"foolish remarks" "a foolish decision"

Definition 3: very drunk - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for cockeyed in the sense of this definition

(cockeyed is similar to ...) stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol)

"a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors" "helplessly inebriated"

(cockeyed is used in the usage domain ...) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves)

"they don't speak our lingo"

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