Origin of lunatic
OTHER WORDS FROM lunaticlu·nat·i·cal·ly, adverbhalf-lu·na·tic, adjective
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How to use lunatic in a sentence
I’m not a technical person, and I’d be screaming and talking at the screen, acting like a lunatic in my apartment, and they can’t hear you.Michael Musto Gets His Groove Back, as New York City Clubland Returns|Michael Musto|June 17, 2021|The Daily Beast
It was the lunatic energy we needed in month 475 of pandemic boredom.Bennifer’s Back? J. Lo and Ben Affleck’s Pandemic Stunts Have Been a Blessing|Kevin Fallon|May 7, 2021|The Daily Beast
I should note that in the past I have launched other lunatic diets — anything that could cause the loss of a pound or two and result in a column.Gene Weingarten: Behold, the worst diet of all time|Gene Weingarten|April 15, 2021|Washington Post
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a newly elected member from rural Georgia, has been widely and rightly reviled for her lunatic views.Rob Portman has done more damage to America than Marjorie Taylor Greene|Max Boot|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
The veterans both see the same “lunatics are taking over the asylum” script taking hold, especially in the last few weeks, that presaged past meltdowns.Investing legends Carl Icahn and Jeremy Grantham see a stock market bubble|Shawn Tully|January 8, 2021|Fortune
Fine, but there are lunatic sums of money being spent on art, surely?William, Kate, and Jay Z’s Favorite Art Star: Alexander Gilkes' World of Rock Stars and Royalty|Tim Teeman|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It could also be true that she really was an insufferable lunatic afraid of catching Ebola from the plebeians.
“I saw a lunatic, simply stated,” the victim, a contractor from nearby Bristol, told police.
Everyone on the sidewalk looked at her like she was a lunatic, but she didn't care—she wanted that part.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’|Ross Wetzsteon|April 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is only one word which I loathe more than I do lunatic and that word is crazy.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unfortunately, as you say, I was present, and I tell you that our friend Barbiche behaved like a lunatic.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
And I should say the same of a still-born baby that I had never seen alive, or of a lunatic whom I had not once seen sane.The Creators|May Sinclair
The provision of a lodging for a lunatic was, moreover, an exception to the prohibition of the payment of rent for a pauper.
Moreover, the Central Authority took no steps to get such persons removed to lunatic asylums.
There, get along; if he were not so grossly immoral, he would be fit to shut up in a lunatic asylum.At the Sign of the Cat and Racket|Honore de Balzac