Definitions

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  • noun The state or condition of being batty.

Etymologies

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batty +‎ -ness

Examples

  • If you attempt to please everyone all the time, you'll drive yourself to badgery levels of battiness.

    My God, It's Full Of Tweets!

  • The hooks are never lost, but a sense of claustrophobia and general battiness remains as Coleman sings about a bizarre array of topics -- the lousy driving of Christians, cops hitting him on the head, the joys of playing basketball -- and still manages to find moments of clarity.

    Really quick spins: Garage rock edition with John Wesley Coleman, Limes, Spider Bags, Last Year's Men and the Parting Gifts

  • Middle can be good, but these times inspire battiness.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast PM: June 15, 2006

  • He calls concern about climate change “millenarian battiness.”

    Think Progress » Jonah Goldberg: Concerns About Climate Change Are ‘Millenarian Battiness’

  • But it had been all over in a breath, just an open-and-shut piece of battiness, same as fellers have when they jump a bridge.

    Shorty McCabe

  • The best on-camera taste of Ryan's spastic battiness was, of course, during Tim Urban's dagblastit-the-kid's-actually-getting-kinda - good performance of "I Can't Help Falling In Love," when Ryan randomly grabbed a beefy member of Lee Dewyze's official cheer squad and proceeded to dance with him through most of the song.

    PopWatch

  • A different kind of film would signal Big Edie's irretrievable descent into battiness with a scene of her drinking before cocktail hour.

    Slate Magazine

  • It could be the growing battiness of the right made him suddenly feel justified enough to take his anger a step further, or it could be dementia, but as it is, it looks like one lone crank with a long history of simmering in hate.

    MetaFilter

  • You know, in spite of the battiness and the guile, I believe that old man possesses a sense of humour.’

    My Bones Will Keep

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