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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; A worthless lazy fellow; A person with confused ideas.

Usage examples (39)
  • The word "loon" is supposed to refer to its incapacity, and is from the same root as "lame."
  • I believe the real loon is Chavez but I cannot support what Robertson said.
  • So Alan Keyes, while still a loon, is now saner than many prominent Republicans.
  • The loon is the genius loci of the wild northern lakes, as solitary as they are. for more
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