demented

demented
adjective

many of her patients were too demented to benefit from group therapy

Syn:
mad, insane, deranged, out of one's mind, crazed, lunatic, unbalanced, unhinged, disturbed, non compos mentis; informal crazy, mental, psycho, off one's rocker, nutty, around the bend, raving mad, batty, cuckoo, loopy, loony, bananas, screwy, touched, gaga, not all there, out to lunch, bonkers, crackers, cracked, buggy, nutso, squirrelly, wacko
Ant:
sane

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  • Demented — De*ment ed, a. [From {Dement}.] Insane; mad; of unsound mind. {De*ment ed*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • demented — index deranged, lunatic, non compos mentis Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • demented — 1640s, from obsolete DEMENT (Cf. dement) drive mad …   Etymology dictionary

  • demented — *insane, mad, crazy, crazed, deranged, lunatic, maniac, non compos mentis Analogous words: *irrational, unreasonable: delirious, hysterical, frenzied (see corresponding nouns at MANIA) Antonyms: rational …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • demented — [adj] crazy, insane bananas*, bemused, crackbrained*, daft, delirious, deranged, distracted, distraught, flipped out*, foolish, frenzied, fruity*, hysterical, idiotic, in the ozone*, lunatic, mad, maniac, maniacal, manic, non compos mentis, nutty …   New thesaurus

  • demented — ► ADJECTIVE 1) suffering from dementia. 2) informal wild and irrational. DERIVATIVES dementedly adverb. ORIGIN from earlier dement «drive mad», from Latin demens insane …   English terms dictionary

  • demented — [dē ment′id, diment′id] adj. [pp. of DEMENT] mentally deranged; insane; mad dementedly adv …   English World dictionary

  • demented — [[t]dɪme̱ntɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is demented has a severe mental illness, especially Alzheimer s disease. [MEDICAL or, OLD FASHIONED] At what point does it become necessary to place a demented person in a nursing home? 2) ADJ GRADED… …   English dictionary

  • demented — de|men|ted [dıˈmentıd] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: dement to drive mad (16 19 centuries), from Latin mens mind ] 1.) crazy or behaving in a very strange way ▪ She was almost demented with grief. 2.) old fashioned suffering from dementia …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • demented — adjective 1 behaving as if you are crazy, especially because of an upsetting experience: The woman was almost demented with grief. 2 old fashioned suffering from a mental illness …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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