Definition of unhinged in English:



  • Mentally unbalanced; deranged.

    ‘the violent acts of unhinged minds’
    • ‘Unless he is unhinged, no politician in a modern democracy reveals any indiscreet biases in public.’
    • ‘And his wife may be unhinged, but at least she didn't try to bite him to death.’
    • ‘She looks kind of crazy, a bit unhinged.’
    • ‘Simply put, she does not embody the character; she is too healthy-looking and not sufficiently unhinged to make you really believe her.’
    • ‘As Gulliver returns to the land of men, it clearly emerges that he is seriously unhinged and a thoroughly changed character.’
    • ‘She parties with friends, and she takes driving lessons with a slightly unhinged instructor.’
    • ‘He doesn't even acknowledge that she might have been upset or unhinged enough to kill herself.’
    • ‘Born of the Great Depression, the brothers were unhinged maniacs with no roots, no ties, no responsibilities, fighting back on behalf of the disenfranchised little man.’
    • ‘Other nations have confronted terrorism of a more sustained nature without coming thoroughly unhinged.’
    • ‘Someone who is this unhinged sounds like the type who might turn on his benefactors.’
    • ‘We instead reared up on our hind legs like a wounded animal and began thrashing about, enraged and unhinged, stoking bloodlust and fear.’
    • ‘The woman also had about 6 or 7 cats - which in my book is always a good sign of someone being unhinged.’
    • ‘Not all the opponents are unhinged, of course.’
    • ‘Occasionally some unhinged goon will run alongside showering riders with water or giving them a push up the hill but it is mostly high-spirited encouragement.’
    • ‘His unhinged language suggested that persecution mania briefly deranged him.’
    • ‘You're disoriented and you become unhinged.’
    • ‘An unhinged American general single-handedly launches a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union.’
    • ‘The war was the result of the immediate, emotional reaction of one unhinged man who had in his grasp several viable options to choose from.’
    • ‘But, once he stopped taking his medication, he didn't simply become unhinged or retreat into suicidal illness.’
    • ‘I have described the member as having become utterly unhinged on the matter of immigration.’