lunacy

  • 1 Lunacy — may refer to:* Lunacy, slang for mental illness * Lunacy (film), a 2005 Jan Švankmajer s film * Lunacy (video game), a video game for Sega Saturn * Lunacy (album), by Luna Sea * Lunacy (band), an alternative punk rock group from Charlotte, North… …

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  • 2 Lunacy — Студийный альбом Seize Дата выпуска 14 ноября, 2000 Жанр электр …

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  • 3 Lunacy — Lu na*cy, n.; pl. {Lunacies}. [See {Lunatic}.] 1. Insanity or madness; properly, the kind of insanity which is broken by intervals of reason, formerly supposed to be influenced by the changes of the moon; any form of unsoundness of mind, except… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 lunacy — lu·na·cy / lü nə sē/ n: insanity Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. lunacy …

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  • 5 lunacy — 1540s, condition of being a lunatic, formed in English from LUNATIC (Cf. lunatic) + CY (Cf. cy). Originally in reference to intermittent periods of insanity, such as were believed to be triggered by the moon s cycle. The O.E. equivalent was… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 lunacy — insanity, psychosis, mania, dementia Analogous words: alienation, derangement, *aberration: *mania, delirium, frenzy, hysteria …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 lunacy — [n] craziness, madness aberration, absurdity, alienation, asininity, dementia, derangement, distraction, fatuity, folly, foolhardiness, foolishness, idiocy, imbalance, imbecility, inanity, ineptitude, insanity, mania, psychopathy, psychosis,… …

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  • 8 lunacy — ► NOUN (pl. lunacies) 1) insanity (not in technical use). 2) extreme folly. ORIGIN from LUNATIC(Cf. ↑lunatic) …

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  • 9 lunacy — [lo͞o′nə sē] n. [ LUNA(TIC) + CY] 1. a) Obs. intermittent insanity, formerly supposed to change in intensity with the phases of the moon b) mental unsoundness; insanity 2. pl. lunacies great folly or a foolish act SYN. INSANITY …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 lunacy — n. 1) sheer lunacy 2) lunacy to + inf. (it was lunacy to climb that mountain) * * * [ luːnəsɪ] sheer lunacy lunacy to + inf. (it was lunacy to climb that mountain) lunacy to + inf. (it was lunacy to climb that mountain) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 lunacy — [[t]lu͟ːnəsi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you describe someone s behaviour as lunacy, you mean that it seems very strange or foolish. ...while trying to explain to them the lunacy of the tax system... It remains lunacy to produce yet more… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 Lunacy — Torico Torico Éditeur Sega Développeur System Satcom Date de sortie 1997 Genre aventure Plate forme Saturn Média …

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  • 13 lunacy — noun (U) 1 a situation or behaviour that is completely crazy: complete/sheer/pure lunacy: It would be sheer lunacy to turn down an offer like that. 2 old fashioned mental illness: the cause of Hamlet s lunacy see also: lunatic …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 lunacy — noun 1) originality demands a degree of lunacy Syn: insanity, madness, mental illness, dementia, mania, psychosis; informal craziness Ant: sanity 2) the lunacy of gambling Syn: folly …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 lunacy — /ˈlunəsi / (say loohnuhsee) noun (plural lunacies) 1. intermittent insanity. 2. any form of insanity (usually except idiocy). 3. extreme foolishness or an instance of it: her decision to resign was sheer lunacy; *Progress we call it, this… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 lunacy — /looh neuh see/, n., pl. lunacies. 1. insanity; mental disorder. 2. intermittent insanity, formerly believed to be related to phases of the moon. 3. extreme foolishness or an instance of it: Her decision to resign was sheer lunacy. 4. Law.… …

    Universalium

  • 17 lunacy — lu|na|cy [ˈlu:nəsi] n [U] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: lunatic] 1.) a situation or behaviour that is completely crazy = ↑madness ▪ It would be sheer lunacy to turn down a job offer like that. 2.) old fashioned mental illness …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 lunacy — lu|na|cy [ lunəsi ] noun uncount 1. ) stupid and possibly dangerous ideas or behavior: MADNESS: Abandoning the peace talks would be sheer lunacy. 2. ) OLD FASHIONED mental illness …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 lunacy — UK [ˈluːnəsɪ] / US [ˈlunəsɪ] noun [uncountable] stupid and possibly dangerous ideas or behaviour Abandoning the peace talks would be sheer lunacy …

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  • 20 lunacy — lu•na•cy [[t]ˈlu nə si[/t]] n. pl. cies 1) insanity; mental disorder 2) intermittent insanity, formerly believed to be related to phases of the moon 3) extreme foolishness or an instance of it: The decision to resign was sheer lunacy[/ex] 4) law… …

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