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lu·na·tic

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

lunatic

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

lunatic

(lu'na-tik) [L. luna, moon]
An obsolete term for a person with an unsound mind.
See: lunacy
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In round two, Lane's Lunatics fell to DeNeal's Destroyers, 3-1.
She sent a telegram to the jockey at the time saying how sad she was that he couldn't finish the race due to "the abominable conduct of a brutal lunatic woman".
THE lunatic asylum was a landmark of Victorian Britain, which inspired fear and shame in equal measure.
Those girls who've fled their home to join jihadists, point to lunatics well versed in polluting our island.
Compelling and filled with unpredictable twists and turns of plot, Lunatic Laundry is for any reader who enjoys spiritual reflections on life's meaning and the power of individual change.
If we can get people out of that mad place, and take care of them, until only the battling lunatics are left, then we should to the extent of our ability, and so should the rest of the international community, east and west.
I HAVE read recently two newspaper reports that have convinced me that it is official - the lunatics are definitely in complete charge.
LUNATICS is a hilarious novel that reflects the combined efforts of an award-winning humorist and a TV writer and prize-winning novelist.
If it is correct, the lunatics have taken over the asylum.
THE LUNATIC FRINGE is typically reserved for underground lunatics; those unknown stuntmen pounding on the door of the professional ranks with quadruple kinks, double-overhead drops, and blood spurting from palms faucet-like.
I AM all for the possible privatisation of the air sea rescue facilities at RAF Valley if it would mean charging the lunatics that insist on climbing the likes of Snowdon in the middle of what is turning out to be one of the worst winters ever,(DP yesterday) When will they realise that this RAF squadron is not there solely for the use and beck and call of a few adrenalin junkies.
Ian, Cumbria Lunatics at the helm When Jim McGrath, with all his knowledge and experience of racing, has to resign from the BHA over the RFC-led programme changes, it shows the lunatics are in charge of the asylum.