unhinged for learners of EnglishPowered by COBUILD (ʌnhɪndʒd)
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If you describe someone's behaviour or performance as unhinged, you are critical of it because it seems wild and uncontrollable. [journalism, disapproval] ⇒ The phrase 'yeah yeah yeah' can rarely have been delivered with so much unhinged passion.
It was a tame enough guess; but to Jackson, in his unhinged state, it seemed like the last straw.Salley Vickers MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAYIt was the tragedy that must have unhinged him, people said.Salley Vickers MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAYWe pushed through the unhinged door, grinning in breathless exhilaration.James Birrell THE MANANA MAN