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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 ?
I didn't know how to go about satisfying it, because I knew that the testimony of men wouldn't serve -- my reason would say they were lunatics, and throw out their evidence.
Your excellency, the superintendent of the lunatic asylum has come: what are your commands?
No wonder that fellow thought me an escaped lunatic.
For the glance was full of cunning, the low cunning of the lunatic criminal.
and the solution of it has been repeatedly attempted, with no other result than to crowd our lunatic asylums with the would-be solvers.
People in general thought him a lunatic, and blamed his Reform Club friends for having accepted a wager which betrayed the mental aberration of its proposer.
Saloon-mates I drank with, who were good fellows and harmless, sober, did most violent and lunatic things when they were drunk.
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.
The fellow thought he was a lunatic at large and made an unsuccessful attempt to shut him into the taproom.
He is only nine-and twenty, and he has an immense lunatic asylum all under his own care.
You're a bonny fighter, you know, and you touch my imagination, though my cooler reason tells me that you are a lunatic like the rest.
I only wish all the drunkards could be put in a lunatic asylum instead of being allowed to run foul of sober people.