crackpot

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crackpot

1. noun Someone who is wacky or crazy. There's a guy on our corner who shouts about the end of the world; I think he's a crackpot.
2. adjective Wacky or crazy. Oh please, Paul's crackpot schemes never work—I wouldn't get involved, if I were you.

crackpot

1. n. a fake; a person with strange or crazy plans. Some crackpot called to tell us that the sky is falling in.
2. mod. having to do with crazy things, mainly ideas. We need a crackpot idea around here just so we’ll have something to compare your ideas to.
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Honestly, I began this whole journey many years ago thinking Marston was kind of a crack-pot. Writing the film for me was a way for me to wrestle with Marston's contradictory and, at times, I felt, deeply problematic theories on women and feminism and bondage and human nature.
It is no surprise therefore that the least able in our society should champion the views of someone likeable, plausible, but inevitably a purveyor of crack-pot ideas, in the hope that he can provide a panacea.
But that's no bad thing as the crack-pot timed challenges on offer are as much fun as ever.
But that's no bad thing as the core mechanics of moving round a game-board completing the crack-pot timed challenges on offer is as much fun as it's ever been.
"Will they think you're a crack-pot?" asks his wife Jenny mildly.
She hearkens back to her Southern roots for this hilarious bridal romp that follows one bride's quest to have a huge southern wedding despite an estranged family, a crack-pot wedding planner, a hands off groom concerned his virgin bride won't be able to satisfy his “manly” needs, a heartless ob-gyn, and a mother desperate to live out her unrealized marital dreams through her daughter.
They are collecting specimens for the British Museum, It was fun watching them stalking up to a shrub with a net poised--it seemed incongruous that these hardy mountaineers should be such crack-pot looking butterfly catchers.
It has done more to get billions out of the banks and into spenders' (as opposed to savers') pockets than quantitative easing or Funding For Lending, Project Merlin or whatever supposedly more planned and sensible (or crack-pot) schemes.
Sporting wild wigs, the crack-pot twosome perform their interpretation of the 1939 MGM film of Wuthering Heights to end the night.
With the turn of the twentieth century, leisure was no longer some crazy crack-pot myth to many Americans.
How about Duncan: she thought you were crazy, a stalker, a crack-pot, and maybe a bit of a nerd?
It beggars belief that this crack-pot collection of distant dads think the best way to prove their ability to raise children in a stable and secure environment is by causing mayhem and sticking two fingers up at the police, government and law.
Along the way he meets up with a motley assortment of crack-pot dreamers, tough settlers, the fighters and failures who live on the coast and islands today.
Without a second chamber as a brake, any crack-pot private legislation could coast through.
Unfortunately as long as we have a Parliament that sees its function as being one of implementing the decisions made in Brussels rather than putting forward British solutions to British problems we will have to suffer the consequences of these ill thought out crack-pot schemes.