derangement derangement

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a state of mental disturbance and disorientation
  2. (n) the act of disturbing the mind or body

Usage(s):

  1. Street Kings lives in the narrow cracks between dedication and derangement, accommodation and corruption, and leaves it to audiences to figure out where their rooting interest lies.
  2. After the experiment in systematic derangement ends in scandal and squalor, Claude makes his way back to Cambon.
  3. Just how his video record of their crime spree, which includes spectacular arson as well as murder, will help him achieve that goal is the great mystery of his derangement.

News

  • Dubya Obama

    It wasn’t long ago that conservatives were complaining about Bush Derangement Syndrome. This had to do with the way otherwise intelligent people lost any sense of reason or proportion when it came to anything George W. Bush-related. The result was a poisoned debate on national security, and the vilification...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. "He expected to step into Kurt Busch's program and take off, and when it didn't happen, it certainly hurt his confidence," Roush said. "But he's gotten some counseling, not for mental derangement, but on how to make the best of his...
    on May 4, 2007 By: Jack Roush Source: SI.com

  2. For instance, Thomas Frank, something of a guru to angry liberals, wrote in his book What's the Matter with Kansas?: "People getting their fundamental interests wrong is what American political life is all about. This species of derangement is the...
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Tom Frank Source: Kansas City Star

  3. ...the empathetic way that Gordon tells the tale opens out to us the intolerable situation that Elizabeth was in and the sensitivity of Wollstonecraft's response: "When Mary came to nurse Bess she was sliding into derangement and craving...
    on Feb 4, 2005 By: Lyndall Gordon Source: guardian.co.uk

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