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Definitions of lunatic

  1. a reckless impetuous irresponsible person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. A person affected by lunacy; an insane person, esp. one who has lucid intervals; a madman; a person of unsound mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. One who is insane. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. An insane person. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. A person affected by insanity. Lunatic asylum, a place for the insane. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. One affected with lunacy; an insane or mad person. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. (informal) some insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Affected by lunacy; insane; mad. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Affected with, or characteristic of, insanity; crazy; as, lunatic notions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Affected with lunacy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. Insane. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. Affected with lunacy; crazy; insane. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Affected by lunacy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. Mad; insane. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for lunatic

  1. While they were away a man, who afterward turned out to be a lunatic came along, and as we ran from the car, he got into it." – Dorothy Dale at Glenwood School by Margaret Penrose
  2. I am endeavouring to explain that my cousin and the gentleman left in a very remarkable manner by means of a Magic Carpet, which-" " Excuse me, sir," said the Inspector, getting up from his seat and showing me the door, " it strikes me that it's a lunatic asylum you want and not a Police Station. – The Mysterious Shin Shira by George Edward Farrow
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