Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun haywire

1 sense of haywire

Sense 1
haywire -- (wire for tying up bales of hay)
       => wire -- (ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc)

Antonyms of adj haywire

2 senses of haywire

Sense 1
balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky -- (informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy")

INDIRECT (VIA insane) -> sane -- (mentally healthy; free from mental disorder; "appears to be completely sane")

Sense 2
amiss (predicate), awry (predicate), haywire, wrong (predicate) -- (not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine")

INDIRECT (VIA malfunctioning) -> functioning -- (performing or able to perform its regular function; "a functioning flashlight")

Similarity of adj haywire

2 senses of haywire

Sense 1
balmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whacky -- (informal or slang terms for mentally irregular; "it used to drive my husband balmy")
       => insane (vs. sane) -- (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter")

Sense 2
amiss (predicate), awry (predicate), haywire, wrong (predicate) -- (not functioning properly; "something is amiss"; "has gone completely haywire"; "something is wrong with the engine")
       => malfunctioning (vs. functioning), nonfunctional -- (not performing or able to perform its regular function; "a malfunctioning valve")

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