Synonyms for Crank:
cranky, tender, tippy.
n.bend, stunt, elbow, tomfoolery, lever, antics, bracket, buffoonery, shenanigans, aberration, frivolity, brainstorm, arm. character, fanatic, eject, flash, engage, flick, coax, eccentric, zealot, activate, energize, control, actuate. misanthrope, bearing, button, carriage, cam, belt, chamber, camshaft, ancillary, complainer, bucket, ball bearing. diva, bellyacher, wet blanket, Murmurer, hothead, faultfinder, crab, shrew, mutterer, perfectionist, whiner, GRINCH, purist, grumbler, critic, sourpuss, happy, Griper, Grouser, Sorehead, scourge, growler, stickler. loony, dingbat, loon, oddball, nutjob, space cadet, madwoman, weirdie, wise, cuckoo, ding-a-ling, oddity, headcase, weirdo. •a device for revolving a shaft (noun)
arm, handle, lever.
•an ill-natured person (noun)
complainer, grouch, misanthrope.
•a person with an obsession (noun)
eccentric, crackpot, fanatic, zealot, character.
crackpot, crosspatch, crank up, nutcase, grouch, zigzag, nut, churl, unstable, grump, tippy, fruitcake, tender, nut case, starter, screwball, cranky.
•eccentric person (noun)
trigger, doorknob, knocker, shank, lug, handle, spindle, pull, brace, stock, knob, brake.
lunatic, madman, crazy, crackpot, fiend, psychotic, psychopath, neurotic, kook, nut, maniac.
crosspatch, grouch, grump, churl.
Grouser, antics, brainstorm, Sorehead, flick, grumbler, weirdie, frivolity, coax, eject, whiner, dingbat, weirdo, shenanigans, loon, cuckoo, Griper, tomfoolery, mutterer, complainer, growler, stunt, bellyacher, ding-a-ling. aberration, energize, engage, control, Murmurer, faultfinder, sourpuss. loony, crab. character. flash. •partisan
•Other relevant words:
bucket, loon, dingbat, belt, diva, chamber, brainstorm, complainer, tender, tomfoolery, lever, happy, flick, whiner, crab, shrew, bearing, Grouser, bracket, nutcase, nut case, bellyacher, control, oddball, grump, growler, zealot, weirdo, carriage, character, camshaft, mutterer, flash, coax, purist, frivolity, unstable, button, churl, ancillary, arm, activate, aberration, stunt, Sorehead, grumbler, cam, grouch, headcase, screwball, antics, buffoonery, elbow, tippy, cuckoo, fanatic, Murmurer, fruitcake, zigzag, loony, bend, nutjob, weirdie, faultfinder, madwoman, perfectionist, misanthrope, stickler, hothead, crank up, crosspatch, actuate, energize, Griper, engage, wise, cranky, shenanigans, scourge, GRINCH, eccentric, critic, sourpuss, oddity, eject, ding-a-ling, starter.
Usage examples for crank
And its skipper, seedy, broken with the years, always too gentle for the world about him, even at his best, ever ready to stop work to read a book, Amos Adams, who had been a crank for a third of a century, remained a crank when much that he preached in earlier years was accepted by the multitude. – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White