noun, plural lu·na·cies.
- lumpy jaw,
- lumumba, patrice emergy,
- luna moth,
- lunar caustic,
- lunar cycle,
- lunar day,
- lunar distance
Origin of lunacy
Examples from the Web for lunacy
I was never sure whether this was phlegm or the onset of lunacy.
Here are 24 short stories, each quintessentially quirky and, some would think, touched by lunacy.
Sometimes, especially during the Faith years, I felt close to lunacy.
The lyrics range from sappy to explicit, but the level of lunacy is nothing if not consistent.Miley Cyrus’s Craziest Lyrics From ‘Bangerz,’ Analyzed|Amy Zimmerman|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, investors have learned to ignore the lunacy and approach D.C. grandstanding with a certain amount of cynicism.Shutdown? What Shutdown? It’s Time to Buy U.S. Government Bonds!|Daniel Gross|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My mother's lunacy, subsequent disease, and death, had imposed upon me obligations and cares little suitable to my sex and age.Ormond, Volume III (of 3)|Charles Brockden Brown
We have now traced step by step the remarkable progress effected in the asylum care of our lunacy population.
Lunacy also was unknown among them, and such a thing as suicide no native can possibly grasp or understand.The Adventures of Louis de Rougemont|Louis de Rougemont
These suggestions of the Committee have not yet borne fruit, but will, no doubt, be of service in future lunacy legislation.
A German revolution may destroy it; a small group of lunacy commissioners may fold it up and put it away.What is Coming?|H. G. Wells
noun plural -cies
1540s, "condition of being a lunatic," formed in English from lunatic + -cy. Originally in reference to intermittent periods of insanity, such as were believed to be triggered by the moon's cycle. The Old English equivalent was monaðseocnes "month-sickness."