[ uhn-hinjd ]
/ ʌnˈhɪndʒd /


having no hinge or hinges, or with the hinges removed: an unhinged gate.
unsettled, disordered, or distraught: He became unhinged when his friend died.

Origin of unhinged

1710–20; (def 1) un-1 + hinged; (def 2) unhinge + -ed2

Words nearby unhinged

Definition for unhinged (2 of 2)

[ uhn-hinj ]
/ ʌnˈhɪndʒ /

verb (used with object), un·hinged, un·hing·ing.

to remove (a door or the like) from hinges.
to open wide by or as if by removing supporting hinges: to unhinge one's jaws.
to upset; unbalance; disorient; throw into confusion or turmoil: to unhinge the mind.
to dislocate or disrupt the normal operation of; unsettle: to unhinge plans.
to detach or separate from something.
to cause to waver or vacillate: to unhinge supporters of conservative policies.

Origin of unhinge

First recorded in 1605–15; un-2 + hinge


un·hinge·ment, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for unhinged

/ (ʌnˈhɪndʒ) /

verb (tr)

to remove (a door, gate, etc) from its hinges
to derange or unbalance (a person, his mind, etc)
to disrupt or unsettle (a process or state of affairs)
(usually foll by from) to detach or dislodge