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lu·na·tic

(lū'nă-tik),
Obsolete term for a mentally ill person.
[see lunacy]
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lunatic

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A term obsolete in the working medical parlance for a mentally deranged person.
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lunatic

(lu'na-tik) [L. luna, moon]
An obsolete term for a person with an unsound mind.
See: lunacy
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"It is not possible that Brazil can be ruled by a bunch of lunatics governing the nation.
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Finally, sporting the purple and gold, were the senior squads: Lane's Lunatics (Nathan Kennedy, Alex Morris, Alex Peebels, Allie Isom, Cameron Owens, Kaitlyn Cross, Trent Winchester, Jada Barnett, Michael Scott, and Harold Cannon) and Waite's Gold Medalists (Kelsey Crum, Alex Maxfield, Jillian Crisp, Jeremy Cucinotta, Jordan Burnham, Justin Gulley, Hayleigh Hadley, Kale Rister, Angelica Gonzalez, and Tristin Borum).
Let's face it, if you come from a family which doesn't need to worry about voting because the cap-doffing voters blindly accept they are your subjects, I guess you'd see them all as lunatics.
What the lunatics of Isis and the far right want is to spark a race war in this country.
WHILE Mr James Hayes-Carter's emotional outburst under the circumstances is understandable, the letter in the Western Mail on June 8, 'Fund the police and rein in the lunatics', I would ask him to consider his choice of wording.
We were surrounded by drunk adults throwing themselves around like lunatics. It was disgusting and they had no respect for anyone else near them.
You know the lunatics have taken over the asylum when a Cabinet minister forced to resign over a dodgy expenses claim is back in business as chairwoman of a nice little publicity bandwagon called the Women and Equalities Select Committee.
Claire Sweeney at Castle Rushen, on the Isle of Man, where lunatics were housed in Ballamona Asylum, which | |was demolished in 1999
Those twin 16-year-old Somalian girls, who've fled from their Manchester home to join jihadists, point to lunatics well versed in polluting our little island.
It now appears our delusion actually progressed to some lunatic suggesting a postage stamp should be produced depicting Scotland winning the World Cup and some other lunatics agreed.
Lunatic Laundry is in keeping with Todd Langley's focus on the darker side of life and human nature, opens with a spiritual encounter between a man and a coyote, and moves quickly to the heart of the story: one Sara, a young rehab inmate in Texas who is challenged not only by the possibility of becoming God's emissary on Earth, but by a host of lunatics around her in the form of fellow inmates.