Latent vs Lunatic - What's the difference?
As adjectives the difference between latent and lunatic
is that latent
is existing or present but concealed or inactive while lunatic
is crazed, mad, insane, demented.
As a noun lunatic is
an insane person.
Existing or present but concealed or inactive.
* 2008 July 2, Joe Palca, “Scientists Make Herpes Breakthrough”, abstract, All Things Considered , National Public Radio
- Those infected with a herpes virus are infected for life. That’s because the virus goes "latent ." Sometimes, it awakes from its slumber, producing painful illnesses.
*(concealed) hidden, invisible
*(concealed) apparent, patent, visible
* See also
* crazed, insane, mad, demented, maniacal, psychotic, crazed; see also