certifiable lunatic

17:28 Mar 1, 2020
English to Polish translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Government / Politics
English term or phrase: certifiable lunatic
I have neither the competence nor the desire to classify any figures of the past or present as certifiable lunatics.
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Summary of answers provided
3 +1kwalifikujący się na wariata
Malina9
3psychicznie/umysłowo chory
mike23
3upośledzony umysłowo
geopiet
3wariat na żółtych papierach
Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.


  

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6 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
wariat na żółtych papierach


Explanation:
Propozycja.

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Note added at 7 mins (2020-03-01 17:36:26 GMT)
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fraz. pot. dokumenty zaświadczające o czyjejś chorobie psychicznej
wariackie papiery; rzad. zielone papiery
https://pl.wiktionary.org/wiki/żółte_papiery

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Opcja wariat z żółtymi papierami

Frank Szmulowicz, Ph. D.
United States
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33 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
upośledzony umysłowo


Explanation:
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geopiet
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psychicznie/umysłowo chory


Explanation:
psychicznie/umysłowo chory
chory psychicznie/umysłowo

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Note added at 14 hrs (2020-03-02 08:24:35 GMT)
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Opcje:

- niespełna rozumu
- niezrównoważony psychicznie
- niepoczytalny


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From 'The Paranoid Style in American Politics' written by Richard Hofstadter

THE PARANOID STYLE IN AMERICAN POLITICS

This essay is a revised and expanded version of the Herbert Spencer Lecture, delivered at Oxford in November 1963. An abridged text appeared in Harper's Magazine, November 1964.IALTHOUGH American political life has rarely been touched by the most acute varieties of class conflict, it has served again and again as an arena for uncommonly angry minds. Today this fact is most evident on the extreme right wing, which has shown, particularly in the Goldwater movement, how much political leverage can be got out of the animosities and passions of a small minority. Behind such movements there is a style of mind, not always right-wing in its affiliations, that has a long and varied history. I call it the paranoid style simply because no other word adequately evokes the qualities of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy that I have in mind. In using the expression "paranoid style," I am not speaking in a clinical sense, but borrowing a clinical term for other purposes. I have neither the competence nor the desire to classify any figures of the past or present as certifiable lunatics. In fact, the idea of the paranoid style would have little contemporary relevance or historical value if it were applied only to people with profoundly disturbed minds. It is the use of paranoid modes of expression by more or less normal people that makes the phenomenon significant.When I speak of the paranoid style, I use the term much as a historian of art might speak of the baroque or the mannerist style. It is, above all, a way of seeing the world and of expressing oneself. Webster defines paranoia, the clinical entity, as a chronic mental disorder characterized by systematized delusions of persecution and of one's own greatness. In the paranoid style, as I conceive it, the feeling of persecution is central, and it is indeed systematized in grandiose theories of conspiracy. But there is a vital difference between the paranoid spokesman in politics and the clinical paranoiac: although they both tend to be overheated, oversuspicious, overaggressive, grandiose, and apocalyptic in expression, the clinical paranoid sees the hostile and conspiratorial world in which he feels himself to be living as directed specifically against him; whereas the spokesman of the paranoid style finds it directed against a nation, a culture, a way of life whose fate affects not himself alone but millions of others.
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/81401/the-paranoid-s...


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The Classification of Insanity
By JOHN TURNER, M.B.
Medical Superintendent, Essex County Asylum, Brentwood.
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A certifiable lunatic is one whose conduct (owing to disease) is persistently out of harmony with his environment, and who is, or may become, a source of harm to himself or a danger or annoyance to the community.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&c...


mike23
Poland
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4 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +1
kwalifikujący się na wariata


Explanation:
Jeszcze nie certified ale certifiable.

'Wariat' moim zdaniem własciwie oddaje potoczność słowa "lunatic"

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Note added at 9 days (2020-03-10 22:23:47 GMT)
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Ewentualnie: kwalifikujący się na wariackie papiery

Malina9
Local time: 18:53
Native speaker of: Native in PolishPolish

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