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brainsick

[ breyn-sik ]

adjective

  1. insane; crazy; mad.


brainsick

/ ˈbreɪnˌsɪk /

adjective

  1. relating to or caused by insanity; crazy; mad


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Derived Forms

  • ˈbrainˌsickness, noun
  • ˈbrainˌsickly, adverb

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Other Words From

  • brainsickly adverb
  • brainsickness noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of brainsick1

before 1000; Middle English brain-seke, Old English brægensēoc. See brain, sick 1

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Example Sentences

And this man, at once unprincipled and brainsick, had in his keeping the understanding and the conscience of the unhappy Monmouth.

Posterity can do simply nothing for a man; nor even seem to do much if the man be not brainsick.

I hope so, for I would fain think some sunny thought of the poor brainsick folk.

To be brainsick and heartsick in a cruel and unfamiliar world is to be morbid.

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