Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unhinge.
  • adjective philately (of a stamp) not having ever been mounted using a stamp hinge.
  • adjective Mentally ill.

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  • adjective affected with madness or insanity

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Examples

  • No Way Out actress Sean Young is still considered a Hollywood outcast after a string of incidents that earned her the label "unhinged," such as being sued for harassment by her then-boyfriend, actor James Woods, over two decades ago.

    Forbes.com: News

  • No Way Out actress Sean Young is still considered a Hollywood outcast after a string of incidents that earned her the label "unhinged," such as being sued for harassment by her then-boyfriend, actor James Woods, over two decades ago.

    Forbes.com: News

  • The name unhinged Truvy and she could no longer hold back what had been bottled inside since she’d walked into the parlor.

    Hearts

  • The name unhinged Truvy and she could no longer hold back what had been bottled inside since she’d walked into the parlor.

    Hearts

  • The name unhinged Truvy and she could no longer hold back what had been bottled inside since she’d walked into the parlor.

    Hearts

  • The name unhinged Truvy and she could no longer hold back what had been bottled inside since she’d walked into the parlor.

    Hearts

  • Many on the right complained bitterly during the Bush presidency that liberals engaged repeatedly in unhinged condemnations of President Bush.

    Jonathan Weiler: On False Equivalencies

  • But in order for there to be sufficient fluidity in the rapid-fire swapping of stock bundles of individual homes, those mortgages had to be unhinged from the valid legal restraints that had governed their issuance throughout most of human history.

    Robert Scheer: Invasion of the Robot Home Snatchers

  • But in order for there to be sufficient fluidity in the rapid-fire swapping of stock bundles of individual homes, those mortgages had to be unhinged from the valid legal restraints that had governed their issuance throughout most of human history.

    Robert Scheer: Invasion of the Robot Home Snatchers

  • Callers who are too polished (boring callers, in the vernacular) sometimes have a harder time getting through, though Danheiser admits that the line between interesting and unhinged is a fine one.

    The Listener

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  • In stamp collecting, a stamp without hinge marks.

    August 25, 2008