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Definitions of lunatic

  1. a reckless impetuous irresponsible person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (informal) some insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4. Affected by lunacy; insane; mad. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, an insane person; evincing lunacy; as, lunatic gibberish; a lunatic asylum. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A person affected by lunacy; an insane person, esp. one who has lucid intervals; a madman; a person of unsound mind. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Affected with, or characteristic of, insanity; crazy; as, lunatic notions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. One who is insane. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. An insane person, a madman. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  10. Maniac; periodically insane person. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  11. Affected with lunacy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A person so affected: a madman. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. An insane person. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Insane. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. Affected with lunacy; crazy; insane. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Affected by lunacy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. Mad; insane. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. A person of deranged or unsound mind; a person whose mental faculties are in the condition called "lunacy," (q. v.) Lunaticus, qui gaudet in lucidis in- tervallis. He is a lunatic who enjoys lucid intervals. 1 Story, Cont. thelawdictionary.org
  21. probably the same as epileptic, the symptoms of which disease were supposed to be more aggravated as the moon increased. In Matthew 4:24 "lunatics" are distinguished from demoniacs. In 17:15 the name "lunatic" is applied to one who is declared to have been possessed. (See DAEMONIAC .) biblestudytools.com
  22. Affected by lunacy; insane; mad; crazy; demented. dictgcide_fs
  23. Relating to the moon. An epithet given to diseases which are supposed to appear at certain phases of the moon, or to those who are affected by them. The term lunatic (Mooned, Moonstruck, Selenobletus), is restricted to one labouring under lunacy or mental alienation, Dementia accidentalis seu adventitia, that is, under any form unsoundness of mind, except idiocy. In law, a lunatic is one who has had an understanding, but by disease, grief, or other accident, has lost the use of his reason, and become non compos mentis or non compos. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  24. Insane (person; see lunacy), mad (man); (of actions &c.) outrageously foolish, frantic, mad; eccentric, foolish, (person); l. asylum, hospital for reception& treatment of ll. [Late Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. A person with a mental disease. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  26. n. A person affected by lunacy; a madman; a person of unsound mind. Cabinet Dictionary

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