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

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  • adj. affected with madness or insanity


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  • 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. News

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


  • 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

  • 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

  • The problem is that the parameters have been lost, and the marketing has become completely unhinged from the overarching purpose of the liturgy itself.

    What does it mean to sing like a Catholic?

  • Cyberstalkers are fun, and watching this guy getting seriously unhinged is no exception. autoit 0.409042747225612 whatever dogg says:

    Matthew Yglesias » Americans Don’t Like “Socialism” But Many Democrats Do

  • Most Americans wish it would go away, while many veterans increasingly describe a war that's become unhinged from a national interest.

    Robert Greenwald: The Afghanistan War's Tenth Year Must Be Its Last

  • For my part, I have puzzled over inconsistencies in architectural features in the portraits — why, for example, are Albertus, Sixtus IV, Dante, and Petrarch given wood-beamed ceilings when all other ceilings in the bottom register portraits are masonry, and wood beams are consistent in the top register? — and considered alternative arrangements unhinged from the accepted sequence.

    Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro

  • CT Voter ..... upthread, you made a point of saying that Hillary supporters [whom I called unhinged as they are still screeching about Obama] should be separated from columnists who get paid to write commentary.

    Hillary Privately Urging Her Pledged Delegates To Vote For Obama At Convention


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  • In stamp collecting, a stamp without hinge marks.

    August 25, 2008