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Webster 1913 Edition


Lunatic

Lu′na-tic

,
Adj.
[F.
lunatique
, L.
lunaticus
, fr.
luna
the moon. See
Lunar
.]
1.
Affected by lunacy; insane; mad; crazy; demented.
Lord, have mercy on my son; for he is
lunatic
.
Wyclif (Matt. xvii. 15).
2.
Of or pertaining to, or suitable for, an insane person; evincing lunacy;
as,
lunatic
gibberish; a
lunatic
asylum.

Lu′na-tic

,
Noun.
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.
Shakespeare

Webster 1828 Edition


Lunatic

LU'NATIC

,
Adj.
Affected by a species of madness, supposed to be influenced by the moon.

LU'NATIC

,
Noun.
A person affected by insanity, supposed to be influenced or produced by the moon, or by its position in its orbit; a madman.

Definition 2022


lunatic

lunatic

English

Noun

lunatic (plural lunatics)

  1. An insane person.

Synonyms

  • moonling
  • See also Wikisaurus:mad person

Translations

Adjective

lunatic (comparative more lunatic, superlative most lunatic)

  1. crazed, mad, insane, demented

Synonyms

Translations


Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /luˈna.tik/

Etymology 1

From Latin lūnāticus, equivalent to lună + -atic.

Alternative forms

  • lunatec

Noun

lunatic m (plural lunatici)

  1. somnambulist, sleepwalker
  2. (rare) dullard, fool, scatterbrain
Declension
Synonyms

Adjective

lunatic m, n (feminine singular lunatică, masculine plural lunatici, feminine and neuter plural lunatice)

  1. (popular, rare) born in the same month as another
Declension
Related terms

Etymology 2

Borrowing from French lunatique, Italian lunatico.

Adjective

lunatic m, n (feminine singular lunatică, masculine plural lunatici, feminine and neuter plural lunatice)

  1. (rare) having hallucinations
  2. (rare) fantastic, unreal, bizarre
  3. having unusual or strange ideas and behavior
  4. (rare) fearful
Declension
See also
  • zăpăcit