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Meaning of LUNACY

Pronunciation:  'loonusee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  obsolete terms for legal insanity

LUNACY is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: insaneness, madness
 See Also: insanity



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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 idiocy; mental derangement or
   alienation. --Brande. --Burrill.

         Your kindred shuns your house As beaten hence by
         your strange lunacy.                  --Shak.

2. A morbid suspension of good sense or judgment, as through
   fanaticism. --Dr. H. More.

Syn: Derangement; craziness; mania. See {Insanity}.

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