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LUNATIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lunatic mean? 

LUNATIC (noun)
  The noun LUNATIC has 2 senses:

1. an insane person
2. a reckless impetuous irresponsible person

  Familiarity information: LUNATIC used as a noun is rare.


LUNATIC (adjective)
  The adjective LUNATIC has 1 sense:

1. insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon

  Familiarity information: LUNATIC used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LUNATIC (noun)


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Meaning:

An insane person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

lunatic; madman; maniac

Hypernyms ("lunatic" is a kind of...):

diseased person; sick person; sufferer (a person suffering from an illness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lunatic"):

crazy; looney; loony; weirdo (someone deranged and possibly dangerous)

bedlamite (an archaic term for a lunatic)

pyromaniac (a person with a mania for setting things on fire)

madwoman (a woman lunatic)


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Meaning:

A reckless impetuous irresponsible person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

daredevil; swashbuckler; madcap; harum-scarum; lunatic; hothead

Hypernyms ("lunatic" is a kind of...):

adventurer; venturer (a person who enjoys taking risks)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lunatic"):

tearaway (a reckless and impetuous person)


LUNATIC (adjective)


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Meaning:

Insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon

Synonyms:

lunatic; moonstruck

Similar:

insane (afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


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