Last modified on 16 December 2014, at 16:01

lunacy

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From lunatic + -cy.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈluː.nə.si /, /ˈljuː.nə.si/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈluː.nə.si /
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NounEdit

lunacy (countable and uncountable, plural lunacies)

  1. (of a person or group of people) The state of being mad, insanity
    1. a cyclical mental disease, apparently linked to the lunar phases
    2. insanity implying legal irresponsibility.
  2. Something deeply misguided.

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