lunatic asylum

noun

another name, usually regarded as offensive, for mental home

Nearby words

  1. lunarscape,
  2. lunate,
  3. lunate bone,
  4. lunately,
  5. lunatic,
  6. lunatic fringe,
  7. lunatical,
  8. lunation,
  9. lunch,
  10. lunch counter

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Examples from the Web for lunatic asylum

  • If I'd had to listen to any more of his talking or singing, either the embalmer or the lunatic-asylum would have had me, sure!

    Seventeen|Booth Tarkington
  • She'd make a very ornamental figure in a lunatic-asylum, with her long widow's veil.

  • I told you of him, Dr. John Seward, the lunatic-asylum man, with the strong jaw and the good forehead.

    Dracula|Bram Stoker