Synonyms for lunacy

Grammar : Noun
Spell : loo-nuh-see
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlu nə si

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Définition of lunacy

Origin :
  • 1540s, "condition of being a lunatic," formed in English from lunatic + -cy. Originally in reference to intermittent periods of insanity, such as were believed to be triggered by the moon's cycle. The Old English equivalent was monaðseocnes "month-sickness."
  • noun craziness, madness
Example sentences :
  • Here proof of the lunacy of the maiden aunt would be sufficient.
  • Extract from : « Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 8, May 21, 1870 » by Various
  • But in his red eyes the flame of lunacy was slowly mounting.
  • Extract from : « Louisiana Lou » by William West Winter
  • Does not lunacy strike you, Bertie, as being a very eerie thing?
  • Extract from : « The Stark Munro Letters » by J. Stark Munro
  • It was folly, it was lunacy; but he could not resist it, for he dared not be alone.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • I used to be one of his staunchest supporters, but I draw the line at lunacy.
  • Extract from : « Ireland as It Is » by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Smith isn't a hard man at all, but he had room in his brain only for that one idea of lunacy.
  • Extract from : « Amy Foster » by Joseph Conrad
  • He knew he must not speak of love; such proffer to her would be lunacy.
  • Extract from : « Blow The Man Down » by Holman Day
  • It was a degree of lunacy which she could neither understand nor appreciate.
  • Extract from : « Make or Break » by Oliver Optic
  • Yes, sir; he has betrayed unmistakable evidences of lunacy of late.
  • Extract from : « The Youth of Jefferson » by J. E. Cooke.
  • As late as Bossuet's time, lunacy was thought to be the work of demons.
  • Extract from : « Three Thousand Years of Mental Healing » by George Barton Cutten

Antonyms for lunacy

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