: mentally unsound : crazy 2a
- a celebrity being stalked by a deranged fan
- After which we conclude that though it's satisfying to think we could murder our enemy in ambush (since it needs to be done), only a deranged or suicidal person would carry out such a plan.
- —Richard Ford
- "This man is deranged," I said to myself, very much frightened.
- —Joseph Conrad
: disturbed or disordered in function, structure, or condition
- My leg was propped up on a library chair at the time, as it was too deranged to bend.
- —Cynthia Gorney
- But other work indicates that, in addition, the B lymphocytes of lupus patients are inherently deranged …
- —Moncef Zouali
: wildly odd or eccentric
- His life was crowded, rather than peacefully isolated, and certainly never of an Olympian detachment, even though he was capable of quite deranged gestures of show-offy extravagance—such as buying an enormous house, more suitable for a banker than a painter …
- —Robert Hughes
- Or you could take part in a deranged computer game where you had to cycle after a huge beach ball, scoop it up and throw it through a hoop, scoring points for each goal.
- —Natasha Ellis