They did that to provoke this guy, yet we get reports that say, “The lunatic is on the loose!”
His loss is a cheering bit of evidence that even in our lunatic political environment, there is still such a thing is too crazy.
Even the most wacked-out nutjob has to learn how to be a lunatic, and always has.
Despite having long ago plighted his troth to the lunatic right, he is certainly trying.
lunatic right-wing “birthers” have gotten a toehold on CNN and Fox News, and even the McCain campaign investigated their claims.
Mr. Hobson, if you don't mend your manners, I'll certify you for a lunatic asylum.
He described himself briefly as a lunatic, and walked on again.
I wanted to hoist an ensign, union down, but the lunatic prevented me; his intelligence had left him.
If the lunatic caught her—well, he would catch her, but it should not be her fault if he did.
Another writ of habeas corpus took me out of jail, and I at last turned my back on the Tombs—a lunatic by judicial decree.
late 13c., "affected with periodic insanity, dependent on the changes of the moon," from Old French lunatique, lunage "insane," or directly from Late Latin lunaticus "moon-struck," from Latin luna "moon" (see Luna). Cf. Old English monseoc "lunatic," literally "moon-sick;" Middle High German lune "humor, temper, mood, whim, fancy" (German Laune), from Latin luna. Cf. also New Testament Greek seleniazomai "be epileptic," from selene "moon." Lunatic fringe (1913) apparently was coined by U.S. politician Theodore Roosevelt.
Then, among the wise and high-minded people who in self-respecting and genuine fashion strive earnestly for peace, there are foolish fanatics always to be found in such a movement and always discrediting it -- the men who form the lunatic fringe in all reform movements. [Theodore Roosevelt, autobiography, 1913].Earlier it was a term for a type of hairstyle worn over the forehead (1877). Lunatic soup (1933) was Australian slang for "alcoholic drink."
"lunatic person," late 14c., from lunatic (adj.).
probably the same as epileptic, the symptoms of which disease were supposed to be more aggravated as the moon increased. In Matt. 4:24 "lunatics" are distinguished from demoniacs. In 17:15 the name "lunatic" is applied to one who is declared to have been possessed. (See DAEMONIAC.)