Definitions

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  • adj. Having both eyes oriented inward.
  • adj. Crooked or askew.
  • adj. Absurd, silly, or stupid; usually used in reference to ideas rather than people.
  • adj. Alternative spelling of cockeyed.

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Examples

  • The concept of the Church's catholicity was a good two centuries old by Nicea ... interestingly, (and I think someone like Möhler offers a cock-eyed interpretation of Ignatius on this), Ignatius sets up an analogy whereby the congregation is found with the bishop just as "wherever Jesus Christ is, there also is the katholike ekklesia."

    "Protestantism is dangerous. ..."

  • MOSCOW - Viktor S. Chernomyrdin, given to startlingly apt if occasionally cock-eyed aphorisms, was a ruefully calming influence during his five years as Russian prime minister in the tumultuous 1990s.

    Viktor Chernomyrdin, Yeltsin's stolid prime minister, dies

  • Like the way he shifted the blame from cock-eyed government policy to the individual?

    2009 October — Fusion Despatches

  • It's true that you don't have to be a cock-eyed optimist to find an enchanted evening in Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical, what with the yawning allure of "Bali Ha'i" and the mournful resonance of "This Nearly Was Mine", rendered here by the strongest voice of the evening, the vibrating operatic Brazilian Paulo Szot.

    One Thousand and One Nights; The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle; South Pacific; Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs – review

  • They bring back memories of the time when only cock-eyed optimists thought the Evil Empire would ever disappear, but we could nonetheless make fun of it.

    Eastern Europe

  • He would hold his head at a cock-eyed angle close to the ground, as if to confirm where the ground was.

    Pet Talk: Memories are tribute to my beloved, departed dog Rufus

  • Furthermore, hearing the cock-eyed view of the various cities in Brecht's text sung in German might have helped bewildered American audiences understand this as a foreigner's view of the U.S.—one that, among other oddities, equates Louisiana with a city.

    Seven Sins, Both Deadly and Dull

  • He was a cock-eyed idealist masquerading as a nihilist, as evidenced by his incessant and hilariously moralistic savaging of Richard Nixon, who, he noted, "speaks for the werewolf in us, the bully, the predator shyster who turns into something unspeakable, full of claws and bleeding string-warts, on nights when the moon comes too close."

    Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

  • Now that is startling enough, coming from a cock-eyed conservative in libertarian's clothing.

    Lance Simmens: Dr. Paul, You Should See Dr. Phil

  • Although she can ape Sandy Denny on songs like the cock-eyed sea shanty "Adieu, England", Blackwall is a classically trained soprano whose field is medieval and early music.

    Trembling Bells: Abandoned Love

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