from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An eccentric person, especially one with bizarre ideas.
- adj. Foolish; harebrained: a crackpot notion.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An eccentric, crazy or foolish person. A kook.
- n. Someone addicted to crack cocaine (i.e. a drug addict). See also crackhead.
- adj. Eccentric or impractical
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a whimsically eccentric person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a whimsically eccentric person
Referring to Republican Sarah Palin and what he characterizes as the "crackpot parade," he called the situation kind of "scary."
Somewhere in Saudi Arabia, another crackpot is preaching the exact opposite message.
Re: Calling Tolstoy a crackpot is not only nonsense, it displays moral obtusity.
Calling Tolstoy a crackpot is not only nonsense, it displays moral obtusity.
The problem is, you can't tell the difference and so assume every crackpot is an Emperor Norton and so why the hell not listen to them, at least it'll be fun!
In this case, is someone guilty of that old demon "liberal media bias" if they call a crackpot a crackpot because that would be the pro Obama position?
Of course, being a nutjob or crackpot is all a matter of perspective.
Even in America, the only candidate referencing the Constitution is being called a crackpot.
But when Schopen discusses the historical Buddha's tax evasion strategies ... well, the word crackpot does come to mind.
-I saw another person I'd call a crackpot point at a guy carrying a sign smearing a chief at a local hospital, alleging he molested a boy, and screaming that the sign-holder was a, "Jew hating racist."
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