crackpot


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Synonyms for crackpot

Synonyms for crackpot

a whimsically eccentric person

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Ferguson, 49, played the role of Crackpot two years ago in the Gaiety's production of Beauty and the Beast.
Turn crackpot to high heat and wait for pellets to fully melt--about an hour.
The pages include a crackpot quiz about what to do if someone asks for directions to the loo and the volunteer cannot work out if they are a man or a woman.
Paul Barnett, vice chairman of the Lane County Republican Party, says leftists spotlight the acts of a few crackpots on the party's fringe and use what the crackpots say and do to make the Republicans the victim of a leftist double standard (letters, April 24).
I AM astounded and annoyed that Abergele Town Council are persisting with the ludicrous and wasteful crackpot idea of replacing the lamp posts in Abergele with very expensive cast iron columns.
GORDON Brown has come up with yet another crackpot idea, thought out on the back of yet another fag packet.
Sack the idiots who have nothing better to do than to dream up such crackpot schemes.
WEST Midlands Police have come up with a crackpot scheme to tackle petty thefts.
THE BIG CON: THE TRUE STORY OF HOW WASHINGTON GOT HOODWINKED AND HIJACKED BY CRACKPOT ECONOMICS is a 'must' for any collection strong in American politics or issues: it shows how over the past 3 decades a fringe group of economic extremists obsessed with radical ideas to foster their own business interests have used the political system and the media to gain popular and even expert support for once unthinkable policies.
I'm pretty sure I'm the father," said the jaunty Gabor's 59-year-old crackpot husband.
Welder Mick, who lives in a house named Crackpot Cottage, in Brockholes, near Huddersfield, added: "Malcolm appreciates his walks.
This week's crackpot creations included: elasticated loo covers, an "eco" motorbike (top speed, 25mph) and a pounds 5K multi-media "stealth" coffee table.
Grant for preserving the Union (he eventually published the statesman's best-selling memoirs); wrote in favor of rights for African Americans but was fond of telling racist jokes (and co-authored with Bret Harte the grotesquely anti-Chinese play Ah Sin); assailed the Gilded Age yet formed a close personal and professional relationship with the robber baron Henry Rogers; lampooned con men and scam artists yet went broke by investing in crackpot inventions and get-rich-quick schemes; and SO on.
Worst was the minging Materazzi who condoned the crackpot fans who kicked off the riot.