What does lunatic mean?

Definitions for lunatic
ˈlu nə tɪklu·natic

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word lunatic.

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.

  2. lunaticadjective

    crazed, mad, insane, demented

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

Wikipedia

  1. Lunatic

    Lunatic is an antiquated term referring to a person who is seen as mentally ill, dangerous, foolish, or crazy—conditions once attributed to "lunacy". The word derives from lunaticus meaning "of the moon" or "moonstruck".

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  1. lunatic

    A lunatic can generally be defined as an extremely irrational or mentally unstable person who behaves in a highly erratic or unpredictable manner. They may display signs of madness or insanity, often exhibiting bizarre or abnormal behavior that is disconnected from reality. The term is typically used informally and pejoratively to describe someone whose actions or thoughts are considered irrational or senseless.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lunaticadjective

    affected by lunacy; insane; mad

  2. Lunaticadjective

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

  3. Lunaticnoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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. Phil Murphy:

    If this lunatic in Pennsylvania were to be elected governor in my neighboring state, what are the consequences ?

  2. Plato:

    Strange times are these in which we live when old and young are taught in falsehood's school. And the one man who dares to tell the truth is called at once a lunatic and fool.

  3. Gilbert Keith Chesterton:

    The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums.

  4. Chelsea Handler:

    Im working at a higher frequency than I was when I was just kind of winging it, theres a lot more thought put into my work now, so I do believe that Im in a better place and I like that Ive grown up a lot. Im not a self-absorbed lunatic anymore.

  5. Colin Greenwood:

    No matter how one approaches the figures, one is forced to the rather startling conclusion that the use of firearms in crime was very much less when there were no controls of any sort and when anyone, convicted criminal or lunatic, could buy any type of firearm without restriction. Half a century of strict controls on pistols has ended, perversely, with a far greater use of this weapon in crime than ever before.

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