[ US /ˈzeɪni/ ]
[ UK /zˈe‍ɪni/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. like a clown
    a buffoonish walk
    a clownish face
    a zany sense of humor
  2. ludicrous, foolish
    some wacky plan for selling more books
    wore a goofy hat
    a silly idea
NOUN
  1. a buffoon in one of the old comedies; imitates others for ludicrous effect
  2. a man who is a stupid incompetent fool
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How To Use zany In A Sentence

  • His zany humour took comedy to new heights of absurdity.
  • A zany, ragtag band of men from my old stomping grounds of Upstate New York decided to buy themselves a racehorse on Memorial Day weekend of 1995.
  • We embark on a seemingly endless series of gently satirical observations and anecdotes about the zany world of activism. Times, Sunday Times
  • We embark on a seemingly endless series of gently satirical observations and anecdotes about the zany world of activism. Times, Sunday Times
  • Those reported to have lost houses in the community dubbed "America's Riviera" include actor Christopher Lloyd, best known as zany scientist Doc Brown in the Back To The Future films. undefined
  • His philosophy is a peculiar and wholly subjective patchwork of frustrated sexual fantasies, zany misanthropy, and 1960s hippy-dippy iconoclasm.
  • Whether you need a break from exams, or are just looking for an amusing, intelligent film, you can't go wrong with a trip to the zany world of Steve Zissou.
  • But it never seemed to matter too much, because the films were so undeniably zany and the fraternal team was so outrageously screwy that none of that other stuff mattered.
  • Little of his output was significantly different from the likes of Steve Wright or other zany chatterboxes.
  • This is going to be a strange one, with lots of cross-currents flowing in zany directions.
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