moonstruck


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moon·struck

 (mo͞on′strŭk′) also moon·strick·en (-strĭk′ən)
adj.
1. Dazed or distracted with romantic sentiment.
2. Mentally deranged; crazy.

[From the belief that the moon caused mental disorders.]

moonstruck

(ˈmuːnˌstrʌk) or

moonstricken

adj
(Psychiatry) deranged or mad

moon•struck

(ˈmunˌstrʌk)

also moon•strick•en

(-ˌstrɪk ən)

adj.
1. mentally deranged, supposedly by the influence of the moon; crazed.
2. dreamily romantic or bemused.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.moonstruck - 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"

moonstruck

also moonstricken
adjective
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.
Translations

moonstruck

[ˈmuːnstrʌk] ADJchiflado

moonstruck

[ˈmuːnstrʌk] adjfou(folle), dérangé(e)

moonstruck

[ˈmuːnˌstrʌk] adjpazzo/a
References in classic literature ?
From what I have heard, you are as moonstruck as my daughter.
You are the first Avonlea girl who has ever gone to college; and you know that all pioneers are considered to be afflicted with moonstruck madness.
My birds, in fact, were married and happy; and there was I, every evening at supper, moonstruck, gazing at Judith, responding like some fellow in a farce to the looks she threw to me in order to throw dust in my eyes.
Ballyhoura is a fast-paced dance number while Abyss, as the name suggests, is darker, a swirling moonstruck drone that explodes into the light around the two-minute mark.
As You Sow previously initiated legal action against an additional 13 chocolate manufacturers, including Godiva, Ghirardelli, Lindt, Green and Black ' s, Kroger, Whole Foods, Trader Joe ' s, Earth Circle Organics, Moonstruck, Theo, and Vosges, for failure to warn of lead and/or cadmium in their chocolate products.
Chapter Four, Moonstruck shows a sequence of black and white shadowed images of the changing moon phases, with further illumination shown in a complete orbit of the Moon around the Earth.
Over the following days, she made more requests for images of the Oscar-winning actor, from movies such as Moonstruck and 8mm , and the hotel continued to meet the demands.
Chefs do too, feeding their obsession, moonstruck by an "it ingredient.
Standing reserve in the five-horse final was the Section B leader, Moelview Moonstruck, from Robert Jones and son Richard, of Tabor, Dolgellau.
Talking about their 1980s fling, the 67-year-old Moonstruck Oscar-winner said: "Awww.
VALENTINE'S Day lovers will be left Moonstruck at a charity event where the award-winning mezzo soprano Sioned Terry will be performing, plus there's a screening of romantic Hollywood blockbuster Moonstruck starring Nicholas Cage and Cher.
Women will stay warm and dry in the streamlined Moonstruck Parka ($269.