lunacy definition

  • noun:
    • Insanity, specifically insanity relieved intermittently by durations of clear-mindedness. See Synonyms at insanity.
    • Great or crazy foolishness.
    • A wildly foolish work.
    • Archaic Intermittent mental derangement linked to the switching levels of moon.
    • their state to be angry, insanity
    • One thing profoundly misguided.
    • Insanity or madness; properly, the kind of insanity which will be broken by periods of reason, -- previously supposed to be affected by the changes associated with moon; any form of unsoundness of head, except idiocy; emotional derangement or alienation.
    • A morbid suspension system of good good sense or judgment, as through fanaticism.
    • The kind of intermittent insanity formerly allowed to be susceptible to the alteration's associated with the moon; thus, insanity generally; any unsoundness of brain. See insanity.
    • in-law, unsoundness of mind adequate to incapacitate for municipal deals. The most common test is incapacity to handle one's very own residential property and affairs.
    • Synonyms Derangement, Craziness, etc. See insanity.
    • obsolete terms for appropriate insanity
    • foolish or senseless behavior

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