lunatic

  • 21lunatic — 1. noun he drives like a lunatic Syn: maniac, madman, madwoman, imbecile, psychopath, psychotic; fool, idiot; eccentric; informal loony, nut, nutcase, head case, psycho, moron, screwball, crackpot, fruitcake, loon …

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  • 22lunatic — lunatically, adv. /looh neuh tik/, n. 1. an insane person. 2. a person whose actions and manner are marked by extreme eccentricity or recklessness. 3. Law. a person legally declared to be of unsound mind and who therefore is not held capable or… …

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  • 23lunatic — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, raving ▪ crazed, crazy (both esp. AmE) ▪ dangerous LUNATIC + NOUN ▪ …

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  • 24lunatic — 1. noun he drives like a lunatic Syn: maniac, madman, madwoman, fool, idiot; informal loony, nutcase; Brit.; informal nutter; N.Amer.; informal screwball 2. adjective a lunatic idea Syn: stupid …

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  • 25lunatic — /ˈlunətɪk / (say loohnuhtik) noun 1. someone who is regarded as mad or crazy. 2. Obsolete an insane person. –adjective 3. Also, Rare, lunatical /luˈnætɪkəl/ (say looh natikuhl). insane or mad; crazy. 4. Also, Rare, lunatical /luˈnætɪkəl/ ( …

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  • 26lunatic — n. & adj. n. 1 an insane person. 2 someone foolish or eccentric. adj. mad, foolish. Phrases and idioms: lunatic asylum hist. a mental home or hospital. lunatic fringe an extreme or eccentric minority group. Etymology: ME f. OF lunatique f. LL… …

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  • 27lunatic — Obsolete term for a mentally ill person. [see lunacy] * * * lu·na·tic lü nə .tik adj INSANE lunatic n an insane individual …

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  • 28Lunatic —    Probably the same as epileptic, the symptoms of which disease were supposed to be more aggravated as the moon increased. In Matt. 4:24 lunatics are distinguished from demoniacs. In 17:15 the name lunatic is applied to one who is declared to… …

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  • 29lunatic — Synonyms and related words: abnormal, absurd, aliene, ass, balmy, batty, bedlamite, bereft of reason, borderline case, born fool, brainsick, buffoon, clown, crackbrain, crackbrained, cracked, crackpot, crank, crazed, crazy, cuckoo, daft, deluded …

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  • 30lunatic — [ˈluːnətɪk] noun [C] someone who behaves in an extreme or dangerous way lunatic adj …

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  • 31lunatic — lu•na•tic [[t]ˈlu nə tɪk[/t]] n. 1) an insane person 2) a person whose actions and manner are marked by extreme eccentricity or recklessness 3) law Law. a person legally declared to be of unsound mind 4) insane; demented; crazy 5) wildly or… …

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  • 32lunatic — 1. noun /ˈluːnətɪk/ An insane person. 2. adjective /ˈluːnətɪk/ crazed, mad, insane, demented Syn: crazed, insane …

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  • 33lunatic —    The former word for a mentally deranged person derives, through French, from Latin lunaticus, the adjective of luna, moon. At one time it was believed that madness was caused by the changing phases of the moon (when someone was moonstruck ) …

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  • 34lunátic — adj. m., pl. lunátici; f. sg. lunáticã, pl. lunátice …

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  • 35lunatic — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. madman, bedlamite, maniac, psychopath. See insanity. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Insane] Syn. demented, deranged, psychotic; see insane 1 . 2. [Foolish] Syn. irrational, idiotic, daft; see stupid 1 . n …

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  • 36lunatic — lu·na·tic || luːnÉ™tɪk n. crazy or deranged person, insane person; person who is reckless or extremely foolish adj. crazy, insane; not mentally sound; of or for the insane; foolish, extremely reckless …

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  • 37lunatic — noun a person who is mentally ill (not in technical use). ↘an extremely foolish person. Origin ME: from OFr. lunatique, from late L. lunaticus, from L. luna moon (from the belief that changes of the moon caused intermittent insanity) …

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  • 38lunatic — I. a. Insane, mad, deranged, crazy. II. n. Madman, maniac, insane person, crack …

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  • 39lunatic — n 1. madman, Sl. loony, maniac, bedlam ite, Inf. crackpot, Sl. kook, Sl. nut, Sl. screwball; psychotic, Sl. sickie, psychopath, schizophrenic, Sl. schizo; paranoiac, Psychiatry. manic depressive; Psychiatry. megalomaniac, pyromaniac, Psychol.… …

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  • 40lunatic — lu·na·tic …

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