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Synonyms for lunacy
ˈlu nə silu·na·cy

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  1. lunacynoun

    The state of being mad, insanity

    Synonyms:
    insanity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lunacy

    Of these terms insanity is the most exact and comprehensive, including in its widest sense all morbid conditions of mind due to diseased action of the brain or nervous system, but in its more frequent restricted use applied to those forms in which the mental disorder is persistent, as distinguished from those in which it is temporary or transient. Craziness is a vague popular term for any sort of disordered mental action, or for conduct suggesting it. Lunacy originally denoted intermittent insanity, supposed to be dependent on the changes of the moon (Latin luna): the term is now applied in general and legal use to any form of mental unsoundness except idiocy. Madness is the old popular term, now less common, for insanity in its widest sense, but with suggestion of excitement, akin to mania. In the derived sense, lunacy denotes what is insanely foolish, madness what is insanely desperate. Derangement is a common euphemism for insanity. Delirium is always temporary, and is specifically the insanity of disease, as in acute fevers. Dementia is a general weakening of the mental powers: the word is specifically applied to senile insanity, dotage. Aberration is eccentricity of mental action due to an abnormal state of the perceptive faculties, and is manifested by error in perceptions and rambling thought. Hallucination is the apparent perception of that which does not exist or is not present to the senses, as the seeing of specters or of reptiles in delirium tremens. Monomania is mental derangement as to one subject or object. Frenzy and mania are forms of raving and furious insanity. Compare synonyms for DELUSION; IDIOCY.

    Synonyms:
    aberration, alienation, craziness, delirium, dementia, derangement, frenzy, hallucination, insanity, madness, mania, monomania

    Antonyms:
    clearness, good sense, lucidity, rationality, sanity

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lunacy

    Synonyms:
    madness, insanity, derangement, craziness, mania, aberration, hallucination

    Antonyms:
    sanity, reason, intellect, intelligence, rationality, lucidity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lunacy, madness, insanenessnoun

    obsolete terms for legal insanity

    Synonyms:
    lyssa, fury, rage, rabidity, hydrophobia, foolery, madness, tomfoolery, rabidness, indulgence, insaneness, foolishness, folly, craziness, rabies

  2. folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgencenoun

    foolish or senseless behavior

    Synonyms:
    foolishness, flakiness, indulging, daftness, madness, lenience, pampering, stupidity, humoring, leniency, foolery, tomfoolery, self-indulgence, folly, craziness, insaneness, indulgence, imbecility, unwiseness, betise

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lunacynoun

    Synonyms:
    insanity, madness, mania, derangement, craziness, mental aberration

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  1. List of paraphrases for "lunacy":

    madness, folly, insanity

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How to use lunacy in a sentence?

  1. Edward Dahlberg:

    Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.

  2. Paul Alexander:

    The reports must be read by someone outside of CDC like myself, and we cannot allow the reporting to go on as it has been, for it is outrageous. Its lunacy, nothing to go out unless I read and agree with the findings how they CDC, wrote it and I tweak it to ensure it is fair and balanced and complete.

  3. Barbara Ransby:

    Did House Speaker Nancy Pelosi just say' George Floyd, thank u 4 sacrificing your life for justice' ? George Floyd did not SACRIFICE George Floyd life. George Floyd life was violently taken, this type of lunacy is what happens when Professor Barbara Ransby view people as nothing but pawns for Professor Barbara Ransby cause.

  4. James Carville:

    What’s wrong is this stupid wokeness, this defund-the-police lunacy. This‘Take AbrahamLincoln’s name off of the schools.’Peoplesee that, and it just really has a suppressive effect on Democrats.Some of these people need to go to a woke detox centeror something.

  5. Senator Ted Cruz:

    President Obama and Hillary Clinton's idea that we should bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslim refugees to America, it is nothing less than lunacy, now on the other hand, Christians who are being targeted for genocide, for persecution, Christians who are being beheaded or crucified, we should be providing safe haven to them.


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