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

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


(ˈmuːnˌstrʌk) or


(Psychiatry) deranged or mad



also moon•strick•en

(-ˌstrɪk ən)

1. mentally deranged, supposedly by the influence of the moon; crazed.
2. dreamily romantic or bemused.
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"


also moonstricken
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.


[ˈmuːnstrʌk] ADJchiflado


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


[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.
US actress Peri Gilpin, who played Roz Doyle in the show, tweeted: "Watch Moonstruck, Say Anything and/or Frasier or anything you can with him in it and raise a glass to John.
Role-playing and narration will be the devises that five actors will take on in Nicosia and Limassol to bring us the play Moonstruck.
Moonstruck is my all-time favorite because it's about NYC.
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.
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.
The four-story federal-style brownstone was the main set of the 1987 film Moonstruck, starring Cher and Nicholas Cage.
Standing reserve in the five-horse final was the Section B leader, Moelview Moonstruck, from Robert Jones and son Richard, of Tabor, Dolgellau.