Pharmaceutical vs Goofball - What's the difference?

pharmaceutical | goofball |


As adjectives the difference between pharmaceutical and goofball

is that pharmaceutical is (medicine) of, or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists while goofball is silly.

As nouns the difference between pharmaceutical and goofball

is that pharmaceutical is (medicine) a pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product; a drug while goofball is (informal|derogatory) a foolish or silly person.

pharmaceutical

Adjective

(-)
  • (medicine) Of, or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.
  • Derived terms

    * pharmaceutical chemistry * pharmaceutical industry * pharmaceutical sciences

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) A pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product; a drug.
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    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