Definition of brainsick in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈbrānsik/


Diseased in the mind; mad or insane.
Example sentences
  • I now understand that I was brainsick when I tried to kill myself.
  • He did not want the ‘brainsick and heady preachers,’ but welcomed ‘the learned and grave men of both sides.’
  • The novelist also directly condemns China as ‘an old hag so decrepit and brainsick that she would devour her children to sustain herself’ .

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: brain·sick

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.