brainsick
adjective Date: 15th century 1. mentally disordered 2. arising from mental disorder <
a brainsick frenzy
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brainsickly adverb

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  • Brainsick — Brain sick , a. Disordered in the understanding; giddy; thoughtless. {Brain sick*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brainsick — [brān′sik΄] adj. Archaic having or caused by a mental disorder brainsickly adv. brainsickness n …   English World dictionary

  • brainsick — brainsickly, adv. brainsickness, n. /brayn sik /, adj. insane; crazy; mad. [bef. 1000; ME brain seke, OE braegenseoc. See BRAIN, SICK1] * * * …   Universalium

  • brainsick — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness: crazy, daft, demented, disordered, distraught, dotty, insane, lunatic, mad, maniac, maniacal, mentally ill, moonstruck, off, touched, unbalanced,… …   English dictionary for students

  • brainsick — adj. crazy, insane …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brainsick — brain•sick [[t]ˈbreɪnˌsɪk[/t]] adj. insane; crazy; mad • Etymology: bef. 1000 brain′sick ly, adv. brain′sick ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • brainsick — /ˈbreɪnsɪk/ (say braynsik) adjective crazy; mad. –brainsickly, adverb –brainsickness, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • brainsick — adjective affected with madness or insanity a man who had gone mad • Syn: ↑crazy, ↑demented, ↑disturbed, ↑mad, ↑sick, ↑unbalanced, ↑unhinged …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brainsickness — Brainsick Brain sick , a. Disordered in the understanding; giddy; thoughtless. {Brain sick*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bedlam — Bed lam, a. Belonging to, or fit for, a madhouse. The bedlam, brainsick duchess. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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