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lunatic Explained

lunatic at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


lunatic at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: lunatique, from Late Latin lunaticus, from Latin luna ( LUNAR); because people thought mental illness was caused by the moon]//
1 someone who behaves in a crazy or very stupid way - often used humorously: --This hotel is run by a lunatic!//
2 old-fashioned a very offensive word for someone who is mentally ill: --a dangerous lunatic//
3 the lunatic fringe: BrE the small group of people in a political group or organization who have the most extreme opinions or ideas// -- lunatic adj [only before noun] // --lunatic behaviour//

lunatic at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "lunatic":
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, dement, demented, demoniac,
deprived of reason, deranged, ding-a-ling, disoriented, distraught,
doodle, egregious ass, energumen, fanatic, fantastic,
figure of fun, flake, flighty, fool, fou, hallucinated, harebrain,
idiot, ignoramus, insane, irrational, jackass, kook, loco, loon,
loony, mad, maddened, madman, maniac, manic, mazed, mental,
mentally deficient, meshuggah, meshuggenah, milksop, moon-struck,
mooncalf, neuropath, neurotic, non compos, non compos mentis,
noncompos, not all there, not right, nut, odd, of unsound mind,
off, paranoid, perfect fool, phrenetic, potty, preposterous,
psycho, psychoneurotic, queer, raver, raving lunatic, reasonless,
schmuck, screwball, senseless, sick, softhead, sop, stark-mad,
stark-staring mad, strange, stupid ass, tetched, tomfool, touched,
unbalanced, unhinged, unsane, unsettled, unsound, wacky, wandering,
weirdo, witless, zany

lunatic at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Insanity): insane, mad, lunatic, crazy, crazed, not right, touched, bereft of reason, unhinged, beside oneself, demented, daft, frenzied, frenetic, possessed, deranged, maddened, moonstruck, loony*, cracked*.

[N] (Madman): madman, lunatic, maniac, madcap, crank.

Lunatic at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

, abrade, grind, crumble, disintegrate, pulverize.[V] (Decomposition): decompose, decompound, analyze, disembody, dissolve, resolve into its elements, separate into its elements, electrolyze{Chem}, dissect, decentralize, break up, disperse, unravel, unroll, crumble into dust.[ADJ] (Powder): powde

lunatic at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

noun, adjective
1 a person who does crazy things that are often dangerous:
This lunatic in a white van pulled out right in front of me!
2 (old-fashioned) a person who is severely mentally ill (the use of this word is now offensive):
a dangerous / homicidal lunatic
ORIGIN Originally from the Latin lunaticus (luna = moon), because people believed that the changes in the moon caused temporary madness.
adjective crazy, ridiculous or extremely stupid:
lunatic ideas * a lunatic smile
the lunatic fringe noun [sing.+sing./pl. v.] (disapproving) those members of a political or other group whose views are considered to be very extreme and crazy:
They stressed that only the lunatic fringe of the movement was involved in the incident.

LUNATIC at English => English (Bouviers Law) Of Explained:

LUNATIC, persons. One who has had an understanding, but who, by disease,
grief, or other accident, has lost the use of his reason. A lunatic is
properly one who has had lucid intervals, sometimes enjoying his senses, and
sometimes not. 4 Co. 123; 1 Bl. Com. 304; Bac. Abr. Idiots, &c., A; 1 Russ.
on Crimes, 8; Shelf. on Lun. 4; Merlin, mot Demence; Fonb. Eq. Index, h.t.;
15 Vin. Ab. 131; 8 Com. Dig. 721; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 94, 130, 369, 404;
2 Supp. to Ves. jr. 51, 106, 151, 360; 1 Vern. 9, 137, 262; Louis. Code,
tit. 9, c. 1; and articles Lucid Interval; Lunacy.

Lunatic at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lunatic \Lu"na*tic\, n.
A person affected by lunacy; an insane person, esp. one who
has lucid intervals; a madman; a person of unsound mind.

The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of
imagination all compact. --Shak.

Lunatic \Lu"na*tic\, a. [F. lunatique, L. lunaticus, fr. luna
the moon. See {Lunar}.]
1. Affected by lunacy; insane; mad.

Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic.
(Matt. xvii.

2. Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, an insane person;
evincing lunacy; as, lunatic gibberish; a lunatic asylum.

lunatic at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon
[syn: {moonstruck}]

n 1: an insane person [syn: {madman}, {maniac}]
2: a reckless impetuous irresponsible person [syn: {daredevil},
{madcap}, {hothead}, {swashbuckler}, {harum-scarum}]

lunatic at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » /ˈluːnətɪk/


From Inter: etyl » fro lunatique, from Inter: etyl » LL. lunaticus ("moonstruck"), derived from Inter: etyl » la luna ("moon").


Inter: en-nou » n
  • An insane person.


    * See also Category: Wikisaurus:mad person -


    Inter: trans-top » insane person
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|瘋子|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|疯子|tr=fēngzi|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|狂人|tr=kuángrén|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|šílenec|m
    • Dutch: gek {{m}}, gekkin {{f}}, zot {{m}}, zottin {{f}}
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|lunatiko
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|hullu, Inter: t- » fi|kuuhullu, Inter: t+ » fi|mielipuoli
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|dément {{m}}, Inter: t+ » fr|démente {{f}}, Inter: t+ » fr|aliéné {{m}}, Inter: t+ » fr|aliénée {{f}}
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Irre|m|f
    • Hiligaynon: Inter: tø » hil|buangit, Inter: tø » hil|rendido ang ulo

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|brjálæðingur|m, Inter: t+ » is|geðsjúklingur|m
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|gealt|f
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|demente|m|f
  • Japanese: 気違い (kichigai)
  • Polish: wariat {{m}}, szaleniec {{m}}
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|lunático|m, Inter: t- » pt|lunática|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|псих|m
  • Tagalog: Inter: t+ » tl|baliw, Inter: t- » tl|sira-ulo
  • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|deli

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ad » j
  • crazed, mad, insane, demented


    * crazed, insane, mad, demented, maniacal, psychotic, crazed; see also Category: Wikisaurus:insane -


    Inter: trans-top » crazed
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|llunàtic
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|lunatika
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|lunatique

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|gealtach
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|lunático
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|lunático

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » la|ro lūnāticus.

    Alternative forms

    * lunatec


    Inter: ro-noun » m|lunatici
  • somnambulist, sleepwalker
    1. Inter: context » rare|lang=ro dullard, fool, scatterbrain
      * Inter: sense » sleepwalker somnambul, somnambulist, noctambul

  • Inter: sense » fool prostănac, cretin


    Inter: head » ro|adjective

  • Inter: context » popular|rare|lang=ro born in the same month as another
    Related terms
    * lună

    Etymology 2

    From Inter: etyl » fr|ro lunatique, Italian lunatico.


    Inter: head » ro|adjective

  • Inter: context » rare|lang=ro having hallucinations
    1. Inter: context » rare|lang=ro fantastic, unreal, bizarre
    2. having unusual or strange ideas and behavior
    3. Inter: context » rare|lang=ro fearful
      See also
      * zăpăcit

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