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Synonyms for lunatic

Synonyms for lunatic

Synonyms for lunatic

a reckless impetuous irresponsible person

insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon


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I made up my mind to two things: if it was still the nineteenth century and I was among lunatics and couldn't get away, I would presently boss that asylum or know the reason why; and if, on the other hand, it was really the sixth century, all right, I didn't want any softer thing: I would boss the whole country inside of three months; for I judged I would have the start of the best-educated man in the kingdom by a matter of thirteen hundred years and upward.
You'd be a reg'lar lunatic to want to leave Bunnybury for a wild life in the forest, and I'm sure any rabbit outside the city would be glad to take your place.
For the glance was full of cunning, the low cunning of the lunatic criminal.
His behaviour here for the first time seemed to denote the hopeless lunatic.
You're a bonny fighter, you know, and you touch my imagination, though my cooler reason tells me that you are a lunatic like the rest.
No wonder that fellow thought me an escaped lunatic.
Saloon-mates I drank with, who were good fellows and harmless, sober, did most violent and lunatic things when they were drunk.
and, if such a person really existed, he must be an idiot, whom one would shut up in a lunatic ward, rather than within the walls of the projectile.
Very likely a lunatic would pray before killing a man.
The bachelor was filled with amazement when he heard Sancho's phraseology and style of talk, for though he had read the first part of his master's history he never thought that he could be so droll as he was there described; but now, hearing him talk of a "will and codicil that could not be provoked," instead of "will and codicil that could not be revoked," he believed all he had read of him, and set him down as one of the greatest simpletons of modern times; and he said to himself that two such lunatics as master and man the world had never seen.
I don't see why we should entertain lunatics," said the colonel.
not that that was much; mine might have died instead, and welcome), he speculated unsuccessfully in lunatics, he got into difficulty about over-roasting a patient to bring him to reason, and he got into debt.
Psychiatry in India also mirrored practices in England, where the government's use of privately operated madhouses to preserve public order was commonplace until Parliament mandated the establishment of public lunatic asylums in 1845.
Whether it's standing on line to sign up for a credit card to get a free gift pack full of toiletries and mints, or dating a lunatic chicken farmer for a lavish dinner of free rotisserie, Ang takes her readers on an uproariously funny journey of a hungry, broke student just trying to survive.
Newmarket police Chief Rodney Collins called Alciere 'a hate-mongering lunatic.