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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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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.
Tony Abbott is "an absolute raving lunatic," Russell Brand reckons.
Gers boss Ally McCoist on Mohsni: He might be a lunatic but he's OUR lunatic
SECRETS FROM THE ASYLUM Wed ITV 9pm Actress Claire Sweeney was keen to do a TV show investigating her relatives - even if it was to find out how one of them ended up in a Victorian lunatic asylum.
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.
It is a verbatim retelling of the life stories of those involved with or admitted to the old Athens Lunatic Asylum as received during channeling.
The Lunatic Express takes us into the heart of the world, to some of its most teeming cities and remotest locations: from Havana to Bogota on the perilous Cuban Airway; Lima to the Amazon on crowded night buses where the road is a washed-out track; across Indonesia and Bangladesh by overcrowded ferries that kill 1,000 passengers a year; onto commuter trains in Mumbai so crowded that dozens perish daily; across Afghanistan as the Taliban closes in, and, scariest of all, Los Angeles to Washington, DC, by Greyhound.
Blake Carpenter is definitely on the Lunatic Fringe.
It's raw, man, I get to play this lunatic guy, who's a bit of a Jim Morrison, Malcolm McDowell in 'Clockwork Orange' kind of guy.
This is the third in the series of Gothic mystery stories and, yes, it is a lunatic tale, told by Edgar, a sardonic raven, the guardian of a huge castle The story is wild, totally impossible, full of extraordinary characters and supernatural events and it is great fun.
One of a handful of surviving early "lunatic asylums" in Canada, the Rockwood Lunatic Asylum in Kingston stands as mute testimony to the thousands of unfortunate people who spent years--or even most of their lives--institutionalized in miserable circumstances throughout North America.
com: "We can't control the lunatic ravings and antics from our critics, but we can all be entertained by them.