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Common HyperbolePlay
Often used to exaggerate a point or show disapproval of an idea or action. SlideSelling your house to buy lottery tickets is pure lunacy!
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Casual ExpressionPlay
Used informally to express disagreement or disbelief in casual conversation. SlideYou're biking across the country with no training? That's lunacy!
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Emotional ImpactPlay
Conveys strong emotions; can be seen as offensive if directed at a person. SlideWhen he proposed building a house on the moon, everyone shouted, 'Lunacy!'