Hypnotic vs Goofball - What's the difference?

hypnotic | goofball |


As adjectives the difference between hypnotic and goofball

is that hypnotic is of, or relating to hypnosis or hypnotism while goofball is silly.

As nouns the difference between hypnotic and goofball

is that hypnotic is a person who is, or can be, hypnotized while goofball is (informal|derogatory) a foolish or silly person.

hypnotic

Alternative forms

* hypnotick (obsolete)

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of, or relating to hypnosis or hypnotism.
  • Inducing sleep; soporific.
  • Derived terms

    * hypnotically

    Synonyms

    * captivating * mesmeric

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A person who is, or can be, hypnotized.
  • A soporific substance.
  • Anagrams

    *

    goofball

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (informal, derogatory) A foolish or silly person.
  • If that goofball would put half the effort into her studies as she does into her juggling, she might do very well.
  • (informal) A pill or tablet containing a pharmaceutical which has hypnotic or intoxicating effects, especially a barbiturate.
  • * 1953 April 27, " Capsules," Time :
  • Strong Cobb & Co. of Cleveland announced a new barbiturate which in overlarge doses will turn the stomachs of "goofball " addicts and would-be suicides.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Silly.
  • He announced, with his usual goofball humor, that he'd like to marry me!

    See also

    * oddball * screwball