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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.]
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(ˈmuːnˌstrʌk) or


(Psychiatry) deranged or mad
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also moon•strick•en

(-ˌstrɪk ən)

1. mentally deranged, supposedly by the influence of the moon; crazed.
2. dreamily romantic or bemused.
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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"
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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.
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[ˈmuːnstrʌk] ADJchiflado
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[ˈmuːnstrʌk] adjfou(folle), dérangé(e)
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[ˈmuːnˌstrʌk] adjpazzo/a
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From what I have heard, you are as moonstruck as my daughter."
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