brain·​sick | \ ˈbrān-ˌsik How to pronounce brainsick (audio) \

Definition of brainsick

1 : mentally disordered Good Lord, what madness rules in brainsick men, / When for so slight and frivolous a cause / Such factious emulations shall arise!— William Shakespeare
2 : arising from mental disorder a brainsick frenzy

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today he is regarded as a brainsick genius who produced some of the greatest paintings in the history of art
Recent Examples on the Web Lawgivers have wrestled since biblical times with the issues of whether and when brainsick people are morally responsible for bad acts. Paul Duggan, Washington Post, "Here’s how the insanity defense works," 4 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of brainsick

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Brainsick.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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