- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. unpoised, lopsided, out of kilter; unhinged, deranged, off one's rocker (sl.). See insanity, inequality.II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [Deranged]2. [Unwise]3. [Unsteady]Syn. wobbly, shaky, treacherous; see unstable 1 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.1. unstable or asymmetrical off-balance, unsteady, uneven, lopsided, irregular, top-heavy, unequal.2. crazy *nuts, deranged, insane, mentally ill, psychotic, *psycho, erratic, irrational, eccentric, demented.ANT.: 1. balanced, stable, symmetrical, steady, even. 2. sane, rational, stableIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness: brainsick, crazy, daft, demented, disordered, distraught, dotty, insane, lunatic, mad, maniac, maniacal, mentally ill, moonstruck, off, touched, unsound, wrong. Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony. Slang: bananas, batty, buggy, cuckoo, fruity, loco, nuts, nutty, screwy, wacky. Chiefly British: crackers. Law: non compos mentis. Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off (or out of) one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad. See SANE.
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