lunacy

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lu·na·cy

 (lo͞o′nə-sē)
n. pl. lu·na·cies
1.
a. Mental derangement; craziness: "The Indians thought his obsession with giant bones a sign of harmless lunacy" (David Rains Wallace).
b. Archaic Intermittent mental derangement attributed to the changing phases of the moon.
2.
a. Great or wild foolishness: a policy that proved to be a piece of economic lunacy.
b. A wildly foolish or irrational act.

[From lunatic.]

lunacy

(ˈluːnəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Psychiatry) (formerly) any severe mental illness
2. foolishness or a foolish act

lu•na•cy

(ˈlu nə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. insanity; mental disorder.
2. intermittent insanity, formerly believed to be related to phases of the moon.
3. extreme foolishness or an instance of it: The decision to resign was sheer lunacy.
4. Law. unsoundness of mind sufficient to incapacitate one for legal transactions.
[1535–45; lun (atic) + -acy]

lunacy

1. periodic insanity, once thought to be caused by the phases of the moon.
2. any form of insanity. — lunatic, adj.
See also: Insanity
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lunacy - obsolete terms for legal insanitylunacy - obsolete terms for legal insanity  
insanity - relatively permanent disorder of the mind
2.lunacy - foolish or senseless behaviorlunacy - foolish or senseless behavior  
frolic, gambol, romp, caper, play - gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement; "it was all done in play"; "their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly"
meshugaas, mishegaas, mishegoss - (Yiddish) craziness; senseless behavior or activity
buffoonery, clowning, harlequinade, japery, prank, frivolity - acting like a clown or buffoon

lunacy

noun
2. insanity, madness, mania, dementia, psychosis, idiocy, derangement Lunacy became the official explanation for his actions.
insanity reason, sanity

lunacy

noun
1. Serious mental illness or disorder impairing a person's capacity to function normally and safely:
Psychiatry: mania.
Psychology: aberration, alienation.
Translations
جُنون
šílenství
sindssygevanvid
hulluus
elmebaj
geîveiki
beprotisbeprotybėpamišėlis
liela muļķībavājprāts
delilik

lunacy

[ˈluːnəsɪ] N (fig) → locura f
it's sheer lunacy!¡es una locura!

lunacy

[ˈluːnəsi] ndémence f, folie f
It's sheer lunacy → C'est de la pure folie.

lunacy

nWahnsinn m; it’s sheer lunacy!das ist reiner Wahnsinn!; lunacies plVerrücktheiten pl

lunacy

[ˈluːnəsɪ] ndemenza (fig) → pazzia, follia
it's sheer lunacy! → ma è una vera pazzia!

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!

lu·na·cy

n. locura, demencia.