crackpot crackpot  /ˈkræk ˌpɑt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a whimsically eccentric person

Usage(s):

  1. This is not a crackpot church.
  2. One remembers with disbelief not just Hitler's eugenic lunacies but also Stalin's designation of Lysenko's crackpot genetics as official truth, enforced by secret police.
  3. Speaking in an intense whisper, Wilson unleashes all kinds of crackpot or domineering suggestions that somehow make momentary sense.

News

  • Review: 'This is the End': Armageddon, Rogen style

    Corral some of your acting buddies. Cast them as caricatures of themselves. Whip up a screenplay about Armageddon, focusing it on the antics of said goofballs. Sounds like a recipe for another major comic disaster, right? Surprise. "This is the End" is one of the brassiest crackpot comedies in years.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: LA.com

Quotes

  1. "The Gambian leader, Yahya Jammeh, has a long history of homophobia and has promoted crackpot cures for HIV," Tatchell said in a press release. "He'll have to kill an awful lot of Gambians and foreign aid workers and tourists to get rid of...
    on May 22, 2008 By: Peter Tatchell Source: Gay.com

  2. "This takes the power away from any partisan crackpot district attorney who may want to indict" party leaders and make a name for himself, Bonilla said.
    on Nov 17, 2004 By: Bonilla Source: Seattle Times

  3. "The old crackpot conspiracy theories," Mr Downer told ABC television's Lateline. "The Government didn't make any decision until 2003 to participate in the overthrow of Saddam Hussein's regime and the military buildup ...... wasn't even until...
    on Nov 23, 2006 By: Alexander Downer Source: The Australian

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