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brainsick

[ breyn-sik ]
/ ˈbreɪnˌsɪk /
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adjective
insane; crazy; mad.
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Origin of brainsick

before 1000; Middle English brain-seke,Old English brægensēoc.See brain, sick1

OTHER WORDS FROM brainsick

brainsickly, adverbbrainsickness, noun
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How to use brainsick in a sentence

  • 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.

    Past and Present|Thomas Carlyle
  • I hope so, for I would fain think some sunny thought of the poor brainsick folk.

    The Joys of Being a Woman|Winifred Kirkland
  • To be brainsick and heartsick in a cruel and unfamiliar world is to be morbid.

    The Book of Susan|Lee Wilson Dodd

British Dictionary definitions for brainsick

brainsick
/ (ˈbreɪnˌsɪk) /

adjective
relating to or caused by insanity; crazy; mad

Derived forms of brainsick

brainsickly, adverbbrainsickness, noun
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