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

2 senses of zany

Sense 1
zany -- (a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect)
       => clown, buffoon, goof, goofball, merry andrew -- (a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior)

Sense 2
fathead, goof, goofball, bozo, jackass, goose, cuckoo, twat, zany -- (a man who is a stupid incompetent fool)
       => fool, sap, saphead, muggins, tomfool -- (a person who lacks good judgment)

Antonyms of adj zany

2 senses of zany

Sense 1
cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany -- (ludicrous, foolish; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books")

INDIRECT (VIA foolish) -> wise -- (having or prompted by wisdom or discernment; "a wise leader"; "a wise and perceptive comment")

Sense 2
buffoonish, clownish, clownlike, zany -- (like a clown; "a buffoonish walk"; "a clownish face"; "a zany sense of humor")

INDIRECT (VIA humorous) -> humorless, humourless, unhumorous -- (lacking humor; "it was a humorless wink; a wink of warning"- Truman Capote)

Similarity of adj zany

2 senses of zany

Sense 1
cockamamie, cockamamy, goofy, sappy, silly, wacky, whacky, zany -- (ludicrous, foolish; "gave me a cockamamie reason for not going"; "wore a goofy hat"; "a silly idea"; "some wacky plan for selling more books")
       => foolish (vs. wise) -- (devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision")

Sense 2
buffoonish, clownish, clownlike, zany -- (like a clown; "a buffoonish walk"; "a clownish face"; "a zany sense of humor")
       => humorous (vs. humorless), humourous -- (full of or characterized by humor; "humorous stories"; "humorous cartoons"; "in a humorous vein")

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