adjective Also lu·nat·i·cal [loo-nat-i-kuhl] /luˈnæt ɪ kəl/ (for defs. 4, 5, 7).
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Origin of lunatic
OTHER WORDS FROM lunaticlu·nat·i·cal·ly, adverbhalf-lu·na·tic, adjective
Words nearby lunatic
Example sentences from the Web for lunatic
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
I jumped around the living room like a lunatic, celebrating the Mets’ 5-3 win, their first World Series championship.Making the Most of Playing Hooky for the World Series|Eugene Robinson|October 25, 2020|Ozy
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