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crazi·ness

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. craziness

    Of these terms insanity is the most exact and comprehensive, including in its widest sense all morbid conditions of mind due to diseased action of the brain or nervous system, but in its more frequent restricted use applied to those forms in which the mental disorder is persistent, as distinguished from those in which it is temporary or transient. Craziness is a vague popular term for any sort of disordered mental action, or for conduct suggesting it. Lunacy originally denoted intermittent insanity, supposed to be dependent on the changes of the moon (Latin luna): the term is now applied in general and legal use to any form of mental unsoundness except idiocy. Madness is the old popular term, now less common, for insanity in its widest sense, but with suggestion of excitement, akin to mania. In the derived sense, lunacy denotes what is insanely foolish, madness what is insanely desperate. Derangement is a common euphemism for insanity. Delirium is always temporary, and is specifically the insanity of disease, as in acute fevers. Dementia is a general weakening of the mental powers: the word is specifically applied to senile insanity, dotage. Aberration is eccentricity of mental action due to an abnormal state of the perceptive faculties, and is manifested by error in perceptions and rambling thought. Hallucination is the apparent perception of that which does not exist or is not present to the senses, as the seeing of specters or of reptiles in delirium tremens. Monomania is mental derangement as to one subject or object. Frenzy and mania are forms of raving and furious insanity. Compare synonyms for DELUSION; IDIOCY.

    Synonyms:
    aberration, alienation, delirium, dementia, derangement, frenzy, hallucination, insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, monomania

    Antonyms:
    clearness, good sense, lucidity, rationality, sanity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. craziness, daftness, flakinessnoun

    informal terms for insanity

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, flakiness, foolery, daftness, madness, tomfoolery, indulgence, foolishness, folly

  2. folly, foolishness, craziness, madnessnoun

    the quality of being rash and foolish

    "trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly"; "adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness"

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, foolishness, flakiness, fury, daftness, madness, rabidity, imbecility, stupidity, hydrophobia, rabidness, foolery, tomfoolery, lyssa, folly, insaneness, indulgence, rage, rabies, unwiseness, betise

  3. folly, foolery, tomfoolery, craziness, lunacy, indulgencenoun

    foolish or senseless behavior

    Synonyms:
    lunacy, foolishness, flakiness, indulging, daftness, madness, lenience, pampering, stupidity, humoring, leniency, foolery, tomfoolery, self-indulgence, folly, insaneness, indulgence, imbecility, unwiseness, betise

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crazinessnoun

    Synonyms:
    insanity, lunacy, dementia, delirium, monomania, megalomania, paranoia

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "craziness":

    madness, insanity, folly, crazy

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#36680delirium
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#242028hydrophobia
#263154flakiness
#286923humoring

How to use craziness in a sentence?

  1. Marco Rubio:

    The Biden administration’s decision to impose a vaccine mandate on cross-border truckers transporting goods to and from Americans makes zero sense, our bill will put an end to this craziness, help relieve the ongoing supply chain crisis, and restore freedom for North American truckers.

  2. Liu Bo:

    This kind of craziness can't go on forever.

  3. Tony Spurlock:

    Why would you tell a law enforcement officer they could not enforce the law because you didn't like it ? That's craziness, the idea of a sanctuary county is more of a political move than it is a legal move.

  4. Jamie Cox:

    Markets are very uneasy about the growing likelihood of a policy error by the The Fed, it's madness really. Most investors would be well served to ignore the machinations of the pricing craziness and wait to see what actually happens with rates.

  5. Amy Greene:

    We thought it would be over in a minute and a half. It was two hours of craziness.


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