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1. lunatic

adjective. ['ˈluːnəˌtɪk'] insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon.

Synonyms

  • insane

Antonyms

  • practical
  • unenthusiastic

Etymology

  • lunatique (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • lunaticus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Lunatic

  • arithmetic
  • impolitic
  • politic
  • uptick

Sentences with lunatic


1. Adjective
This lunatic is a literary master's favorite, the unreliable narrator.

2. Noun, singular or mass
No escaped lunatic or mental patient costume is complete without a straightjacket.

Quotes about lunatic


1. A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
- C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

2. Ah,” said a voice from the doorway, “having your annual ‘everyone thinks Will is a lunatic’ meeting, are you? “It’s biannual,” said Jem. “And no, this is not that meeting.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

3. A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

2. lunatic

noun. ['ˈluːnəˌtɪk'] a reckless impetuous irresponsible person.

Synonyms

  • hothead
  • venturer
  • daredevil
  • swashbuckler
  • harum-scarum
  • tearaway
  • madcap

Antonyms

  • unexcited
  • timid
  • responsible
  • cautious

Etymology

  • lunatique (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • lunaticus (Latin)

3. lunatic

noun. ['ˈluːnəˌtɪk'] an insane person.

Synonyms

  • diseased person
  • crazy
  • sick person
  • looney
  • madwoman
  • bedlamite
  • sufferer
  • nutcase
  • weirdo
  • pyromaniac
  • madman
  • maniac

Antonyms

  • rational
  • wise
  • of sound mind
  • in their right minds

Etymology

  • lunatique (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • lunaticus (Latin)
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