from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Insanity, especially insanity relieved intermittently by periods of clear-mindedness. See Synonyms at insanity.
- n. Great or wild foolishness.
- n. A wildly foolish act.
- n. Archaic Intermittent mental derangement associated with the changing phases of the moon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The state of being mad, insanity
- n. Something deeply misguided.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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 idiocy; mental derangement or alienation.
- n. A morbid suspension of good sense or judgment, as through fanaticism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The kind of intermittent insanity formerly supposed to be subject to the change's of the moon; hence, madness in general; any unsoundness of mind. See insanity.
- n. In law, unsoundness of mind sufficient to incapacitate for civil transactions. The usual test is incapacity to manage one's own property and affairs.
- n. Synonyms Derangement, Craziness, etc. See insanity.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. obsolete terms for legal insanity
- n. foolish or senseless behavior
The only beneficiaries of letting Hillary continue in her lunacy is the media and the Republican party.
In folklore, a full moon is associated with insanity - hence the word lunacy - werewolves and all manner of unpleasant happenings.
He didn't use the word lunacy, but he indicated Monday he had spoken to Martz about achieving a pass-run balance that is somewhat less ridiculous.
Eric Windowlicker, of the charity Nutcase Support, said, we are amazed by this research, which shows that the problems of insanity, cretinosity, intellectual retardation and outright lunacy is still utterly rampant in 21st-Century Britain.
I hope that sanity prevails south of us – if this lunacy is let loose (and you know their names), please keep it on your side of the border.
Since we do share a common border, we only hope that your lunacy is not contagious.
Since we share a common border, I certainly hope that lunacy is not contagious!
What helps with that lunacy is reciting - many times -- Terry Pratchett's golden words on the subject: The first draft is you telling yourself the story.
Twittering or Tweeting or whatever that lunacy is about is just plain stupid.
Trouble is, this lunacy is part of the mainstream of the GOP.