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Dictionary Definition

lunacy

Noun

1 obsolete terms for legal insanity [syn: madness, insaneness]
2 foolish or senseless behavior [syn: folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, indulgence]

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English

Etymology

From lunatic + -cy.

Pronunciation

  • a UK /ˈluː.nə.si /|/ˈljuː.nə.si/, /"lu:.n@.sI/
  • a US /ˈluː.nə.si /

Noun

  1. In the context of "of a person or group of people": The state of being mad, insanity.
  2. Something deeply misguided.

Derived terms

Translations

state of being mad
  • Finnish: hulluus
something deeply misguided
  • Finnish: hulluus

Extensive Definition

Lunacy may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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