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- Lunatic as a Noun
- Definitions of "Lunatic" as a noun
- Synonyms of "Lunatic" as a noun (14 Words)
- Usage Examples of "Lunatic" as a noun
- Lunatic as an Adjective
- Definitions of "Lunatic" as an adjective
- Synonyms of "Lunatic" as an adjective (48 Words)
- Usage Examples of "Lunatic" as an adjective
- Associations of "Lunatic" (30 Words)
The synonyms of “Lunatic” are: madman, maniac, daredevil, harum-scarum, hothead, madcap, swashbuckler, madwoman, psychopath, psychotic, fool, idiot, imbecile, moron, moonstruck, mad, insane, certifiable, deranged, demented, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, sick in the head, not together, crazy, crazed, non compos mentis, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, stark mad, manic, frenzied, raving, distraught, frantic, hysterical, delirious, psychopathic, mad as a hatter, mad as a march hare, foolish, stupid, silly, idiotic, half-witted, witless, brainless, mindless, thoughtless, imprudent, incautious, irresponsible, injudicious, indiscreet, unwise, unintelligent, unreasonable
Lunatic as a Noun
Definitions of "Lunatic" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “lunatic” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A person who is mentally ill (not in technical use).
- A reckless impetuous irresponsible person.
- An extremely foolish or eccentric person.
- An insane person.
Synonyms of "Lunatic" as a noun (14 Words)
|daredevil||A reckless person who enjoys doing dangerous things.|
Spectators watched in horror as the nineteen year old daredevil smashed into the ground.
|fool||A person who is duped or imposed on.|
He is the fool of circumstances.
|harum-scarum||A reckless impetuous irresponsible person.|
|hothead||A belligerent grouch.|
A few hotheads urged their comrades to break the police roadblock.
|idiot||A person of low intelligence.|
|imbecile||A person of subnormal intelligence.|
|madcap||A reckless impetuous irresponsible person.|
|madman||An insane person.|
Car got out of control some madman going too fast.
|madwoman||A woman who is mentally ill.|
She d driven my father s convertible like a madwoman.
|maniac||An insane person.|
When he sits in front of a PlayStation he transforms into a karate choppin maniac.
|psychopath||Someone with a sociopathic personality a person with an antisocial personality disorder psychopath was once widely used but has now been superseded by sociopath.|
Playground psychopaths will gather around a fight to encourage the combatants.
|psychotic||A person suffering from a psychosis.|
|swashbuckler||A person who engages in daring and romantic adventures with bravado or flamboyance.|
He was an explorer and something of a swashbuckler.
Usage Examples of "Lunatic" as a noun
- This lunatic just accelerated out from the side of the road.
Lunatic as an Adjective
Definitions of "Lunatic" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “lunatic” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Extremely foolish or eccentric.
- Insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon.
- Mentally ill (not in technical use.
Synonyms of "Lunatic" as an adjective (48 Words)
|brainless||Not using intelligence.|
A brainless bimbo.
|certifiable||Able or needing to be officially recorded.|
A certifiable fact.
|crazed||(of porcelain) characterized by a network of fine cracks in the glaze.|
A crazed porcelain sink.
|crazy||Bizarre or fantastic.|
A crazy scheme.
|delirious||In an acutely disturbed state of mind characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence; affected by delirium.|
He became delirious and couldn t recognize people.
|demented||Behaving irrationally due to anger, distress, or excitement.|
She was demented with worry.
A deranged gunman.
|distracted||Unable to concentrate because one is preoccupied by something worrying or unpleasant.|
Charlotte seemed too distracted to give him much attention.
|distraught||Very worried and upset.|
He is terribly distraught.
|disturbed||Affected with madness or insanity.|
|foolish||Devoid of good sense or judgment.|
He was foolish enough to confide in her.
|frantic||Excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion.|
Frantic attempts to resuscitate the girl.
|frenzied||Affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason.|
A frenzied mob.
|half-witted||Retarded in intellectual development.|
During hysterical conditions various functions of the human body are disordered.
|idiotic||Having a mental age of three to seven years.|
An idiotic idea.
|imprudent||Not showing care for the consequences of an action; rash.|
It would be imprudent to leave her winter coat behind.
|incautious||Carelessly failing to exercise proper caution.|
An incautious remark.
|indiscreet||Lacking discretion; injudicious.|
Her behavior was indiscreet at the very best.
|injudicious||Lacking or showing lack of judgment or discretion; unwise.|
The result of an injudicious decision.
|insane||Extremely foolish; irrational.|
Was declared insane.
|irresponsible||(of a person, attitude, or action) not showing a proper sense of responsibility.|
Behaved like an irresponsible idiot.
|mad||Affected with madness or insanity.|
She pictured loved ones mad with anxiety about her.
|mad as a hatter||Very foolish.|
|mad as a march hare||Very foolish.|
|manic||(in psychiatry) relating to or affected by mania.|
A manic grin.
|mindless||Acting or done without justification and with no concern for the consequences.|
A generation of mindless vandals.
|moonstruck||Unable to think or act normally, especially as a result of being in love.|
A moonstruck but musically unaccomplished lover.
|non compos mentis||Not of sound mind, memory, or understanding; in law, not competent to go to trial.|
|not in one's right mind||Holding office.|
|not together||Mentally and emotionally stable.|
|of unsound mind||Physically unsound or diseased.|
|out of one's mind||Knocked unconscious by a heavy blow.|
|psychopathic||Suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder.|
An obsessive attention to detail that looked almost psychopathic.
|psychotic||Relating to, denoting, or suffering from a psychosis.|
A psychotic disturbance.
|raving||Used to emphasize a particular quality.|
Have you gone raving mad.
|sick in the head||Deeply affected by a strong feeling.|
|silly||Denoting fielding positions very close to the batsman.|
He would brood about silly things.
|stark mad||Devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment.|
|thoughtless||Without consideration of the possible consequences.|
To think a few minutes of thoughtless pleasure could end in this.
|unbalanced||Not giving accurate, fair, or equal coverage to all aspects; partial.|
This may give an unbalanced impression of the competition.
|unhinged||Mentally unbalanced; deranged.|
The violent acts of unhinged minds.
|unintelligent||Having or showing a low level of intelligence.|
A dull job with lazy and unintelligent co workers.
|unreasonable||Not reasonable; not showing good judgment.|
She knew she was being unreasonable but she resented his domesticity.
|unstable||Suffering from severe mental illness.|
Sensitive and highly unstable compounds.
|unwise||(of a person or action) not wise or sensible; foolish.|
It is unwise to rely on hearsay evidence.
A witless retort.
Usage Examples of "Lunatic" as an adjective
- He would be asked to acquiesce in some lunatic scheme.
- A ward of lunatic old ladies.
Associations of "Lunatic" (30 Words)
|amok||Wildly; without self-control.|
|berserk||Out of control with anger or excitement; wild or frenzied.|
A berserk worker smashing windows.
|bipolar||Of a person suffering from bipolar disorder.|
A sharply bipolar division of affluent and underclass.
Encephalitis was a certifiable condition.
I m crazy about Cindy.
A daredevil skydiver.
|demented||Affected with madness or insanity.|
She was demented with worry.
|disturbed||Emotionally unstable and having difficulty coping with personal relationships.|
Disturbed grass showed where the horse had passed.
|enthusiastically||In a lavish or enthusiastic manner.|
The audience applauded enthusiastically.
|fanatic||Filled with or expressing excessive zeal.|
A fitness fanatic.
|frantic||Conducted in a hurried, excited, and disorganized way.|
Frantic attempts to resuscitate the girl.
|frenetic||Excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion.|
Frenetic screams followed the accident.
|frenzied||Excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion.|
A frenzied look in his eye.
|frenzy||State of violent mental agitation.|
Doreen worked herself into a frenzy of rage.
|hydrophobia||An acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain.|
|hysteria||Neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions.|
The anti Semitic hysteria of the 1890s.
|hysterical||Marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion.|
The band were mobbed by hysterical fans.
|insanity||The state of being seriously mentally ill; madness.|
It might be pure insanity to take this loan.
|mad||Make someone mad.|
A completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains.
|neurotic||A neurotic person.|
I wasn t going to be labelled as a hypochondriac or neurotic.
|nuts||Informal or slang terms for mentally irregular.|
The way he turns on the television as soon as he walks in drives me nuts.
|overwrought||(of a piece of writing or a work of art) too elaborate or complicated in design or construction.|
|passionate||Having, showing, or caused by strong feelings or beliefs.|
A passionate kiss.
|rabid||Of or infected by rabies.|
The show s small but rabid fan base.
|rampage||A period of violent and uncontrollable behaviour by a group of people.|
Youths went on the rampage and wrecked a classroom.
|raving||In a raving manner.|
The raving of maniacs.
|schizophrenia||A long-term mental disorder of a type involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behaviour, leading to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion, and a sense of mental fragmentation.|
Gibraltar s schizophrenia continues to be fed by colonial pride.
|unbalanced||Debits and credits are not equal.|
She considered him to be mentally unbalanced and dangerous.
|zealot||A member of an ancient Jewish sect in Judea in the first century who fought to the death against the Romans and who killed or persecuted Jews who collaborated with the Romans.|
|zealous||Marked by active interest and enthusiasm.|
The council was extremely zealous in the application of the regulations.