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Synonyms for derangementde·range·ment

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. derangement

    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, craziness, delirium, dementia, frenzy, hallucination, insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, monomania

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. derangement, mental unsoundness, unbalancenoun

    a state of mental disturbance and disorientation

    Synonyms:
    mental unsoundness, upset, overthrow, instability, unbalance, imbalance

  2. upset, derangement, overthrownoun

    the act of disturbing the mind or body

    "his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset"; "she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living"

    Synonyms:
    disturbance, disorder, mental unsoundness, perturbation, overturn, turnover, overthrow, swage, unbalance, upset

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. derangementnoun

    Synonyms:
    disorder, confusion, disarrangement

  2. derangementnoun

    Synonyms:
    disturbance, discomposure

  3. derangementnoun

    Synonyms:
    insanity, lunacy, madness, mania, delirium, mental aberration

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How to use derangement in a sentence?

  1. Brian Kolski:

    Heavy metal exposure can be directly toxic to heart muscle, [It] can also cause problems with electrolytes. Anything that causes a derangement in electrolytes can cause heart palpitations.

  2. Said Hanson:

    I think the perfect storm of COVID fears, locking down two-thirds of the population for 15 months, the self-induced recession, the Trump derangement syndrome, the George Floyd death, the 120 days of riots, the inactivity and inability to get people to meet one another, the crazy election, all of that was the spark or the fuse that lit the preexisting problems.

  3. Arthur Rimbaud:

    The first study for the man who wants to be a poet is knowledge of himself, complete: he searches for his soul, he inspects it, he puts it to the test, he learns it. As soon as he has learned it, he must cultivate it! I say that one must be a seer, make oneself a seer. The poet becomes a seer through a long, immense, and reasoned derangement of all the senses. All shapes of love suffering, madness. He searches himself, he exhausts all poisons in himself, to keep only the quintessences. Ineffable torture where he needs all his faith, all his superhuman strength, where he becomes among all men the great patient, the great criminal, the great accursed one--and the supreme Scholar! For he reaches the unknown! ....So the poet is actually a thief of Fire!”

  4. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    My case is a species of madness, only that it is a derangement of the Volition, and not of the intellectual faculties.

  5. Jacques Bossuet:

    The worst derangement of the spirit is to believe things because we want them to be so, not because we have seen them for what they are.

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