lunatic lunatic  /ˈlu nə ˌtɪk/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an insane person
  2. (n) a reckless impetuous irresponsible person
  3. (adj) insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon

Usage(s):

  1. They promised to kill innocent Americans and praised the lunatic murderer Charles Manson.
  2. It's also all in the telling, so it plays on comics' need to earn approval through lurid pirouettes of a lunatic imagination.
  3. The man charged with killing the other two was not some wild-eyed lunatic but an ex-member of the board of supervisors, Daniel James White, 32.

News

  1. Newspaper Profiles CM Punk’s Stint with Backyard Wrestling Promotion

    Hyping CM Punk’s much-anticipated return to the squared circle on Sunday night at WWE Payback, the Chicago Tribune has published an article profiling his first wrestling venture; a stint in the late 1990?s for a backyard wrestling promotion called Lunatic Wrestling Federation.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Wrestling News Page

  2. Chicago Newspaper Takes A Look Back At CM Punk's Stint With A Backyard Wrestling Promotion

    Hyping CM Punk's much-anticipated return to the squared circle on Sunday night at WWE Payback , the Chicago Tribune has published an article profiling his first wrestling venture; a stint in the late 1990's for a backyard wrestling promotion called Lunatic Wrestling Federation.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Lords of Pain

  3. Our five favorite ALL-CAPS rants

    This week, the U.S. Navy forsook a tradition dating back to the 1800s. Why? Because it's now too easily confused with the musings of an Internet lunatic.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: CNN

Quotes

  1. Lindsay responded to her father via Twitter, writing, "My father is a lunatic & doesn't even deserve such a title since he's never been around in my life other than when he'd threaten me and my family."
    on Jun 18, 2010 By: Lindsay Lohan Source: ABC News

  2. "I have turned into a mental fan now I am not on the pitch," Fletcher said. "I really need to calm down. People are looking at me and wondering 'who is that lunatic?'" "But it is just getting to that stage where the club want to...
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: Darren Fletcher Source: Donside Today

  3. Lewis accused it of espousing "theories more worthy of a lunatic fringe than of a concerned and compassionate state."
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Stephen Lewis Source: News24

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