unhinged

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ hinged

Verb[edit]

unhinged

  1. simple past tense and past participle of unhinge

Adjective[edit]

unhinged ‎(comparative more unhinged, superlative most unhinged)

  1. Not furnished with a hinge.
    an unhinged door
  2. (philately, of a stamp) Not having ever been mounted using a stamp hinge.
  3. (figuratively, usually humorous) Mentally ill or unstable.
    • 1998, SPIN (page 78)
      After the screening, a large crowd filled the street outside the theater, playing spot-the-sublebrity with some of the film's prime characters, including Nirvana photographer Alice Wheeler and Love's estranged (and notoriously unhinged) father.

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