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Definition 1: a pitch with reverse spin that curves toward the side of the plate from which it was thrown - [noun denoting act]

(screwball is a kind of ...) (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter

Definition 2: a whimsically eccentric person - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for screwball in the sense of this definition

(screwball is a kind of ...) a person with an unusual or odd personality

Definition 3: foolish; totally unsound - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a crazy scheme
  • half-baked ideas
  • a screwball proposal without a prayer of working

Synonyms for screwball in the sense of this definition

(screwball is similar to ...) not practical; not workable or not given to practical matters

"refloating the ship proved impractical because of the expense" "he is intelligent but too impractical for commercial work" "an impractical solution"

(screwball is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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