Synonyms for dement

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Antonyms for dement

  • sane person
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Dement, riding near the head of the line saw this and muttered in his beard.

When we were at Dixon they were getting up the Dement regiment.

Dement′ed, out of one's mind: insane: suffering from dementia.

The letter went on to say that at times “the master was like one dement,” and that they were afraid of their lives.

In the following year he organized the Dement Brothers Company and has continuously served as its president.

In 1907 he was elected to the vice presidency of the Dement Brothers Company and remained as manager as well.

Dement ceased speaking and stood in silhouette against the last yellow-and-black of the dead sunset.

Mr. Dement hoped that Congress would do something to compensate him for his losses.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, "to drive mad," probably from Middle French démenter, from Late Latin dementare "to drive out of one's mind," from phrase de mente (a less technical term than insanitas), from de + mente, ablative of mens mind" (see mind (n.)).

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