Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or induced by a mental disorder; insane or mad.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Disordered in the understanding; giddy; thoughtless.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Disordered in the understanding; giddy; thoughtless.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Disordered in the understanding; fantastic; crotchety; crazed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. affected with madness or insanity

Etymologies

brain +‎ sick (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • With neither brainsick Trooper Qeengat nor the dead female able to contradict his story, he could be very persuasive.

    Sliding Scales

  • A brainsick fool who would make such an offer could perhaps be edged upward yet again.

    Flight in Yiktor

  • Tecmessa's heart, even the Chorus sadly admitting that death is the best for a brainsick man, born of the highest blood, no longer true to his character.

    Authors of Greece

  • And what a brainsick fool Ralph Roister Doister is

    The Growth of English Drama

  • "For why art thou become so distraught and brainsick, that thou wilt choose to tend the flock of another, and be counted among the servants of monsters, sooner than encourage our marriage-troth with fitting and equal consent?"

    The Danish History, Books I-IX

  • I hope so, for I would fain think some sunny thought of the poor brainsick folk.

    The Joys of Being a Woman and Other Papers

  • It was not altogether I who made of you a brainsick beast.

    The Jewel Merchants A Comedy in One Act

  • For in that case he is guilty of no crime against you; it is I that am mad and brainsick to accuse him now.

    The Public Orations of Demosthenes, volume 1

  • “And wash this filthy witness from your hand,” while he, brainsick, rehearses past fears and shows himself the sensitive poet-dreamer inclined to piety: here is the incredible scene:

    The Man Shakespeare

  • "And wash this filthy witness from your hand," while he, brainsick, rehearses past fears and shows himself the sensitive poet-dreamer inclined to piety: here is the incredible scene:

    The Man Shakespeare

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  • Buffy: I'm brainsick. I can't have a relationship with him.
    Willow: Not during the day, but...you could ask him for coffee some night. It's the non-relationship drink of choice. It's not a date, it's a caffeinated beverage. Okay, sure, it's hot and bitter, like a relationship that way, but... - "Reptile Boy"

    September 2, 2007