What does lunatic mean?

Definitions for lunatic
ˈlu nə tɪklu·natic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lunatic, madman, maniacnoun

    an insane person

  2. daredevil, madcap, hothead, swashbuckler, lunatic, harum-scarumadjective

    a reckless impetuous irresponsible person

  3. lunatic, moonstruckadjective

    insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon

Wiktionary

  1. lunaticnoun

    An insane person.

    Etymology: From lunatique, from lunaticus ("moonstruck"), derived from luna ("moon").

  2. lunaticadjective

    crazed, mad, insane, demented

    Etymology: From lunatique, from lunaticus ("moonstruck"), derived from luna ("moon").

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lunaticadjective

    affected by lunacy; insane; mad

    Etymology: [F. lunatique, L. lunaticus, fr. luna the moon. See Lunar.]

  2. Lunaticadjective

    of or pertaining to, or suitable for, an insane person; evincing lunacy; as, lunatic gibberish; a lunatic asylum

    Etymology: [F. lunatique, L. lunaticus, fr. luna the moon. See Lunar.]

  3. Lunaticnoun

    a person affected by lunacy; an insane person, esp. one who has lucid intervals; a madman; a person of unsound mind

    Etymology: [F. lunatique, L. lunaticus, fr. luna the moon. See Lunar.]

Freebase

  1. Lunatic

    "Lunatic" is an informal term referring to people who are considered mentally ill, dangerous, foolish or unpredictable; conditions once called lunacy. The term may be considered insulting in serious contexts, though is sometimes used in friendly jest. The word derives from lunaticus meaning "of the moon" or "moonstruck".

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Lunatic

    From the Latin luna, the moon. The Romans persistently cherished the idea that a person’s mind was affected at the several changes of the moon.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lunatic in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lunatic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of lunatic in a Sentence

  1. Birmingham City:

    Securitys got to be ready for people coming on to the pitch but then some lunatic goes on trying to make a name for himself. we deplore the behavior of the individual who committed this act and rest assured he will be banned from St. Andrews for life.

  2. Randy Sutton:

    Tucker Isaacson personifies the lunatic fringe, here’s a guy who espouses not just radical views, but ignorant views.

  3. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows us that faith proves nothing.

  4. Stephen Stubbs:

    If you're an unarmed man who's charging some intoxicated lunatic ... that is waving a gun at a crowd of people, that is definitely self-defense, shooting an unarmed person that tried to disarm you, after you unlawfully brandish a gun, cannot be self-defense.

  5. Spike Milligan:

    My father had a profound influence on me. He was a lunatic.

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