lunacy

lunacy
lu·na·cy /'lü-nə-sē/ n: insanity

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

lunacy
I noun craziness, delusion, dementia, derangement, disordered mind, folly, foolishness, frenzy, impairment of mental faculties, insaneness, insanity, instability of mental powers, madness, mania, mental aberration, mental abnormality, mental dissociation, mental illness, mental imbalance, mental sickness, unsoundness of mind II index insanity, paranoia

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • Lunacy — Lu na*cy, n.; pl. {Lunacies}. [See {Lunatic}.] 1. Insanity or madness; properly, the kind of insanity which is broken by intervals of reason, formerly supposed to be influenced by the changes of the moon; any form of unsoundness of mind, except… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lunacy — 1540s, condition of being a lunatic, formed in English from LUNATIC (Cf. lunatic) + CY (Cf. cy). Originally in reference to intermittent periods of insanity, such as were believed to be triggered by the moon s cycle. The O.E. equivalent was… …   Etymology dictionary

  • lunacy — insanity, psychosis, mania, dementia Analogous words: alienation, derangement, *aberration: *mania, delirium, frenzy, hysteria …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lunacy — [n] craziness, madness aberration, absurdity, alienation, asininity, dementia, derangement, distraction, fatuity, folly, foolhardiness, foolishness, idiocy, imbalance, imbecility, inanity, ineptitude, insanity, mania, psychopathy, psychosis,… …   New thesaurus

  • lunacy — ► NOUN (pl. lunacies) 1) insanity (not in technical use). 2) extreme folly. ORIGIN from LUNATIC(Cf. ↑lunatic) …   English terms dictionary

  • lunacy — [lo͞o′nə sē] n. [ LUNA(TIC) + CY] 1. a) Obs. intermittent insanity, formerly supposed to change in intensity with the phases of the moon b) mental unsoundness; insanity 2. pl. lunacies great folly or a foolish act SYN. INSANITY …   English World dictionary

  • lunacy — n. 1) sheer lunacy 2) lunacy to + inf. (it was lunacy to climb that mountain) * * * [ luːnəsɪ] sheer lunacy lunacy to + inf. (it was lunacy to climb that mountain) lunacy to + inf. (it was lunacy to climb that mountain) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • lunacy — [[t]lu͟ːnəsi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you describe someone s behaviour as lunacy, you mean that it seems very strange or foolish. ...while trying to explain to them the lunacy of the tax system... It remains lunacy to produce yet more… …   English dictionary

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