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Definition of Lunacy

Lunacy

  1. Insanity or madness; properly, the kind of insanity which is broken by intervals of reason, -- formerly supposed to be influenced by the changes of the moon; any form of unsoundness of mind, except idiocy; mental derangement or alienation.
  2. A morbid suspension of good sense or judgment, as through fanaticism.

Lunacy Quotations

What can you do against the lunatic who is more intelligent than yourself, who gives your arguments a fair hearing and then simply persists in his lunacy?
George Orwell

There are so many cliches associated with mental health - such as the 'fine line between lunacy and genius' - which are, on the whole, a load of rubbish.
Jo Brand

Quantum physics is a bit of a passion of mine. It's extraordinary. There's a branch of mathematics that is based on lunacy, and that's wonderful.
Bob Hoskins

Despite all the lunacy of the last century, all the absurdity of war and genocide, we believe that humans being are rational and are made to seek the truth.
Timothy Radcliffe

Men are mad most of their lives; few live sane, fewer die so. The acts of people are baffling unless we realize that their wits are disordered. Man is driven to justice by his lunacy.
Edward Dahlberg
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Lunacy Translations

lunacy in German is Wahnsinn, Irrsinn
lunacy in Italian is pazzia
lunacy in Norwegian is galskap
lunacy in Spanish is locura
lunacy in Swedish is vansinne