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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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The Lunatic Express is the story of traveling with seatmates and deckmates who have left home without American Express cards on conveyances that don't take Visa, and seldom take you anywhere you'd want to go.
Please print this message to all Cardiff City fans: don't follow that lunatic, it will cost City their place in the Premier League and that would be heart-breaking, even to me an ex-City fan and still a Bluebird at heart.
The 400-page hardcover is called "Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe.
Judge Ian McKintosh told Exeter Crown Court: "This man is a raving lunatic.
As a retired lawyer, I am interested to see that historians and others are still quoting the old joke - probably invented by suffragettes, and possibly by our own Nellie McClung: "No woman, idiot, lunatic or criminal shall vote.
Royal Commissioners, who in 1857 published their report on lunatic asylums and the laws relating to them in Scotland, explained the connection between poverty and crime and lunacy.
If we can inspire lunatic bombers, why can't we inspire lunatic radio hosts to get therapy?
org) describes it, "This is not just a blog site where some narcissistic lunatic rants or reads the newspaper for you.
Though the most recent edit of the premiere cleans up some of the show's pseudo-mysticism, there's still a whiff of lunatic coincidence uniting the show's main characters, something that feels more like contrivance than kismet.
The reason the Corps successfully dodged responsibility and resisted reform until accepting some blame in June is the iron triangle, composed of career Corps bureaucrats, the contractors who make millions in profits from Corps projects, however lunatic, and the members of Congress for whom the Corps projects offer some of the juiciest slices of pork available.
The judge continued: "We are not going to start guarding country graveyards on the off chance that some other lunatic fringe group emulate you.
The fact that most prominent Democrats support this lunatic operation is absolutely disgusting.