adjective Date: 1652 upset, unglued; especially mentally deranged <
attacked by an unhinged extremist

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  • unhinged — (adj.) thrown into confusion, 1719, pp. adjective from UNHINGE (Cf. unhinge) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unhinged — [adj] demented bananas*, batty*, berserk, bonkers*, confused, crazed, crazy*, deranged, disturbed, insane, loopy*, lunatic, mad, maniac, manic, mental*, out of one’s mind, out to lunch*, touched*, unbalanced; concepts 314,403 Ant. sane, stable …   New thesaurus

  • unhinged — /un hinjd /, adj. 1. having no hinge or hinges, or with the hinges removed: an unhinged gate. 2. unsettled, disordered, or distraught: He became unhinged when his friend died. [1710 20; (def. 1) UN 1 + HINGED; (def. 2) UNHINGE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • unhinged — [[t]ʌ̱nhɪ̱nʤd[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe someone s behaviour or performance as unhinged, you are critical of it because it seems wild and uncontrollable. [JOURNALISM] The phrase yeah yeah yeah can rarely have been delivered… …   English dictionary

  • unhinged — adj. crazy; brainsick; demented, insane, mad; mentally ill; not hinged, having no hinges (e.g.: An unhinged window or door )v. take off the hinges (e.g. a door, gate, etc.); open very wide; throw into confusion, upset; detach, discompose …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unhinged —    mad    The common gate imagery:     Gordon Masters is quite unhinged has taken to coming into the Department wearing his old territorial Army uniform. (Lodge, 1975) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • unhinged — adjective he was completely unhinged just because we were a few minutes late Syn: deranged, demented, unbalanced, unglued, crazed, mad, insane, disturbed, out of one s mind, out of one s tree; informal crazy, mental, nutso, bonkers, batty, loopy …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • unhinged — adjective a) (of a stamp) not having ever been mounted using a stamp hinge. b) Mentally ill …   Wiktionary

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