-n. 2. poltroon, coward, dastard, recreant, base fellow, Archaic, caitiff, Archaic, niddering; yellowbel-ly, mouse, baby, big baby, wheyface, invertebrate, Inf. jellyfish, Inf. fraidy-cat, Inf. scaredy-cat, Inf. nervous nellie, SI. chicken, SI. weak sister; sissy, weakling, milksop, Milquetoast, mollycoddle, Inf. pantywaist. craving, n. 1. desire, Inf yen, hunger, thirst; longing, yearning, hankering; concupiscence, lust.
2. (all of narcotics) addiction, dependence, physical or psychological dependence, habit, SI. monkey, craw, n. (all of a bird, insect or animal) crop, maw, gullet, esophagus, throat, pharynx; stomach, gizzard, ventriculus; belly, venter, Fr. ventre; intestines, guts, insides, entrails, crawl, v. 1. creep, crawl on all fours; worm, inch along, go at a snail's pace, advance slowly, drag oneself along, pull oneself along; trail, lag behind, follow behind.
2. skulk, slink, move stealthily, sneak; sneak up on, creep up on, come up on, come up from behind.
3. be overrun with, be overgrown with, be filled with, be full of, swarm with, be swamped with, be overwhelmed with or by.
4. cower, crouch, cringe; grovel, toady, fawn, craze, v. 1. madden, Obs. dement, derange, Archaic. bedlamize, distemper; drive insane, drive crazy, drive mad, drive wild; unsettle, unbalance, distract, unhinge; enrage, frenzy, inflame, excite.
2. crack, check, (of ceramic glaze) crackle, split, chap, fissure, fracture, shatter.
-n. 3. fad, vogue, fashion, mode, rage; the thing, last word, Fr. dernier cri; mania, furor, enthusiasm; whim, fancy, crotchet, quirk, caprice, vagary; passion, infatuation, obsession, fixation, fascination, preoccupation. crazy, adj. 1. insane, mad, demented, lunatic, deranged, crazed; of unsound mind, Latin, non compos mentis; daft, Inf. daffy, Chiefly Brit. Inf. potty, Inf. dotty, Inf. crackpot; unbalanced, touched, Inf. halfbaked, Brit. SI. bonkers, unhinged; brainsick, SI. kooky, SI. meshuga; All SI. balmy, dippy, batty, bats, cuckoo, buggy, bughouse, bugs, screwy, wacky, wacko, goofy, loony, squirrelly, bananas, nuts, nutty, nutty as a fruitcake.
2. out of one's head, out of one's mind, SI. loco, mad as a hatter, mad as a March hare; not all there, not quite right, not right upstairs, Inf out in left field, Inf. off the wall; stark raving mad, Inf. cracked, Inf. mental, SI. schizo, Inf. off one's rocker, Inf. off one's trolley, Brit. SI. off one's chump; All SI. have bats in one's belfry, have a few buttons missing, have a few loose screws.
3. maniacal, wild, Archaic, wood, raving, hysterical, madding, frantic, frenzied, delirious; out of control, Inf. haywire, berserk; beside oneself, at one's wit's end.
4. absurd, silly, inane, fatuous, foolish; crackbrained, Scot. doiled, SI. cockeyed, Scot. and North Eng. glaikit; ridiculous, laughable, risible, derisible, ludicrous, SI. for the birds; asinine, anserine, idiotic, Inf. moronic, imbecilic; childish, puerile, immature.
5. stupid, simple-minded, bird-brained, feebleminded, dull-witted; harebrained, light-minded, lightheaded, giddy; scatterbrained, absent-minded, confused; muddled, muddlepated, bemused.
6. impractical, injudicious, unsensible; unfounded, groundless, unsound; haphazard, unconnected; irrational, illogical, unreasonable; preposterous, extravagant, excessive; unrealistic, half-baked; senseless, nonsensical, pointless; irrelevant, inconsequential, purposeless; inappropriate, inept, improper, incongruous, inconsistent; imprudent, indiscreet; unwise, ill-considered, ill-suited, ill-advised; short-sighted, careless, unwary, irresponsible; reckless, rash, harum-scarum.