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lu·na·tic

 (lo͞o′nə-tĭk)
n.
1. A person who is affected by lunacy; a mentally deranged person.
2. A very foolish person.
adj.
1. Affected by lunacy; mentally deranged.
2. Of or for people who are mentally deranged.
3. Wildly or giddily foolish: a lunatic decision.

[Middle English lunatik, from Old French lunatique, from Latin lūnāticus, from lūna, moon (from the belief that madness was influenced by the phases of the moon); see leuk- in Indo-European roots.]

lunatic

(ˈluːnətɪk)
adj
1. (Psychiatry) an archaic word for insane
2. foolish; eccentric; crazy
n
(Psychiatry) a person who is insane
[C13 (adj) via Old French from Late Latin lūnāticus crazy, moonstruck, from Latin lūna moon]
luˈnatically adv

lu•na•tic

(ˈlu nə tɪk)

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.
adj.
4. insane; demented; crazy.
5. wildly or recklessly foolish.
6. designated for or used by the insane: a lunatic asylum.
[1250–1300; Middle English lunatik < Old French lunatique < Late Latin lūnāticus moonstruck, derivative of Latin lūna moon]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lunatic - an insane person
crazy, looney, loony, nutcase, weirdo - someone deranged and possibly dangerous
bedlamite - an archaic term for a lunatic
pyromaniac - a person with a mania for setting things on fire
madwoman - a woman lunatic
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
2.lunatic - a reckless impetuous irresponsible personlunatic - a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
adventurer, venturer - a person who enjoys taking risks
tearaway - a reckless and impetuous person
Adj.1.lunatic - insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

lunatic

noun
1. madman, maniac, psychopath, nut (slang), loony (slang), nutter (Brit. slang), basket case (slang), nutcase (slang), headcase (informal), headbanger (informal) Her son thinks she's a raving lunatic.
adjective
1. mad, crazy, insane, irrational, nuts (slang), barking (slang), daft, demented, barmy (slang), deranged, bonkers (slang, chiefly Brit.), unhinged, loopy (informal), crackpot (informal), out to lunch (informal), barking mad (slang), maniacal, gonzo (slang), up the pole (informal), crackbrained, wacko or whacko (informal) the operation of the market taken to lunatic extremes

lunatic

adjective
1. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
noun
A person regarded as strange, eccentric, or crazy:
Informal: crank, loon, loony.
Translations
مَجْنونمَجْنُوُنْ
šílenecšílenýblázen
galningsindssygvanvittig
hullu
luđak
elmebajos
geîsjúklingur
愚人
정신 이상자
galning
คนบ้า
người điên

lunatic

[ˈluːnətɪk]
A. Nloco/a m/f
B. ADJ [person] → loco; [plan, scheme] → descabellado; [smile, grin] → de loco
the lunatic fringeel sector más fanático or radical
C. CPD lunatic asylum Nmanicomio m

lunatic

[ˈluːnətɪk]
nfou (folle)m/fdément(e) m/f
to be a lunatic → être fou
He's an absolute lunatic → Il est complètement fou.
adj (= foolish) → fou(folle), dément(e)lunatic asylum nasile m d'aliénéslunatic fringe n
the lunatic fringe → les éléments mpl les plus extrêmes

lunatic

nWahnsinnige(r) mf, → Irre(r) mf

lunatic

[ˈluːnətɪk]
1. n (idiot) → pazzo/a; (old) (mentally-ill person) → matto/a
2. adj (person) → pazzo/a; (idea, crazy) → pazzo/a, pazzesco/a; (stupid) → idiota; (driving) → da pazzi

lunacy

(ˈluːnəsi) noun
insanity; madness.
ˈlunatic (-tik) adjective, noun
(abbreviation (usually unkind) loony (ˈluːni) plural ˈloonies) (a person who is) insane or crazy. Only a lunatic would do such a thing!

lunatic

مَجْنُوُنْ blázen galning Wahnsinniger φρενοβλαβής lunático hullu fou luđak stravagante 愚人 정신 이상자 krankzinnige galskap człowiek umysłowo chory lunático сумасшедший galning คนบ้า kaçık người điên 疯子

lu·na·tic

a. lunático-a, demente, loco-a.
References in classic literature ?
Dashwood rejected any but thrilling tales, and as thrills could not be produced except by harrowing up the souls of the readers, history and romance, land and sea, science and art, police records and lunatic asylums, had to be ransacked for the purpose.
Hepzibah, though she had her valuable and redeeming traits, had grown to be a kind of lunatic by imprisoning herself so long in one place, with no other company than a single series of ideas, and but one affection, and one bitter sense of wrong.
I only wish all the drunkards could be put in a lunatic asylum instead of being allowed to run foul of sober people.
Well, then," I said, "either I am a lunatic, or something just as awful has happened.
About midnight the noises dulled away, and I was sinking to sleep, when I heard a new and curious sound; I listened: evidently some joyous lunatic was softly dancing a "double shuffle" in the room over my head.
Rochester at the house up yonder, Wood; but I daresay you have many a time inclined your ear to gossip about the mysterious lunatic kept there under watch and ward.
I might as well have struggled with a bear, or reasoned with a lunatic.
This lunatic, in letting Scrooge's nephew out, had let two other people in.
It was occupied, but only by a poor lunatic gentleman, and the people who took care of him.
Having made this lunatic confession, I began to throw my torn-up grass into the river, as if I had some thoughts of following it.
Richard in his determination to get rid of an inspector who kept a lunatic in his service.
and the solution of it has been repeatedly attempted, with no other result than to crowd our lunatic asylums with the would-be solvers.