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unhinged

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

having or showing a very abnormal or sick state of mind
  • destined to become one of the nation's most notorious serial killers, he apparently became unhinged as a result of being abandoned as a young teen

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unhinged

verb
past tense of unhinge

Synonyms & Antonyms of unhinged (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to cause to go insane or as if insane
  • the endless harassment by the guards completely unhinged the prisoners of war

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The first known use of unhinged was in 1652

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“Unhinged.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/un-hinged. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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