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Meaning of LUNATIC

Pronunciation:  'loonutik

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
  2. [n]  an insane person
  3. [adj]  (informal) some insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon

LUNATIC is a 7 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: daredevil, harum-scarum, hothead, insane, madcap, madman, maniac, moonstruck, swashbuckler
 See Also: adventurer, bedlamite, crazy, diseased person, looney, loony, madwoman, pyromaniac, sick person, sufferer, tearaway, venturer, weirdo



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lu"na*tic\, a. [F. lunatique, L. lunaticus, fr. luna
    the moon. See {Lunar}.]
    1. Affected by lunacy; insane; mad.
             Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is lunatic.
                                                   (Matt. xvii.
    2. Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, an insane person;
       evincing lunacy; as, lunatic gibberish; a lunatic asylum.
  2. \Lu"na*tic\, n.
    A person affected by lunacy; an insane person, esp. one who
    has lucid intervals; a madman; a person of unsound mind.
          The lunatic, the lover, and the poet, Are of
          imagination all compact.                 --Shak.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a lunatic in your dream, represents an acknowledged aspect of yourself. You may feel that your opinions and suggestions don't matter or are being ignored. You feel like an outsider. Alternatively, you may feel that you have lost a person, situation, or relationship which you frequently depended on.
Easton Bible Dictionary

probably the same as epileptic, the symptoms of which disease were supposed to be more aggravated as the moon increased. In Matt. 4:24 "lunatics" are distinguished from demoniacs. In 17:15 the name "lunatic" is applied to one who is declared to have been possessed. (See DAEMONIAC.)

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