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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wak-ee]
    • /ˈwæk i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wak-ee]
    • /ˈwæk i/

Definitions of wackiness word

  • adjective wackiness odd or irrational; crazy: They had some wacky plan for selling more books. 1
  • noun wackiness The state of being wacky. 1

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Origin of wackiness

First appearance:

before 1935
One of the 8% newest English words
1935-40; apparently whack (noun, as in out of whack) + -y1

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Parts of speech for Wackiness


wackiness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 67% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

wackiness usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wackiness

noun wackiness

  • zaniness — ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish.
  • silliness — weak-minded or lacking good sense; stupid or foolish: a silly writer.
  • craziness — mentally deranged; demented; insane.
  • wildness — living in a state of nature; not tamed or domesticated: a wild animal; wild geese.
  • eccentricity — an oddity or peculiarity, as of conduct: an interesting man, known for his eccentricities.

Antonyms for wackiness

noun wackiness

  • conventionality — the quality or characteristic of being conventional, esp in behaviour, thinking, etc
  • sense — any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body: My sense of smell tells me that dinner is ready.

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