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Definition 1: a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect - [noun denoting person]

(zany is a kind of ...) a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior

Definition 2: a man who is a stupid incompetent fool - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for zany in the sense of this definition

(zany is a kind of ...) a person who lacks good judgment

Definition 3: ludicrous, foolish - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • wore a goofy hat
  • a silly idea
  • some wacky plan for selling more books

Synonyms for zany in the sense of this definition

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

"foolish remarks" "a foolish decision"

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

Definition 4: like a clown - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a buffoonish walk
  • a clownish face
  • a zany sense of humor

Synonyms for zany in the sense of this definition

(zany is similar to ...) full of or characterized by humor

"humorous stories" "humorous cartoons" "in a humorous vein"

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