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1Sentimentally or foolishly amorous.‘I was spoony over Miss Talmadge to the point of idolatry’
lustful, sexual, erotic, amatory, ardentView synonyms
- ‘I don't get spoony on any one more than another, but I must say I'm very spoony on them all.’
- 1.1archaic Foolish; silly.‘priests are bound to be mild and spoony’
- ‘The music is quite good and there were a few spoony, but decent birds dotted about.’
- ‘Some of the questions were understandable, but others were downright spoony.’
A silly or foolish person.‘what the deuce can she find in that spoony of a Pitt Crawley?’idiot, ass, halfwit, nincompoop, blockhead, buffoon, dunce, dolt, ignoramus, cretin, imbecile, dullard, moron, simpleton, clodView synonyms
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