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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insaneadjective

    afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

    "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

    harebrained, mad

    in their right minds(p), of sound mind(p), lucid, in her right mind(p), sane, in his right mind(p), compos mentis(p), wise

  2. harebrained, insane, madadjective

    very foolish

    "harebrained ideas"; "took insane risks behind the wheel"; "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains"

    mad, unhinged, sick, disturbed, excited, demented, harebrained, crazy, unrestrained, delirious, brainsick, huffy, unbalanced, sore, frantic

    sane, in her right mind(p), in their right minds(p), wise, of sound mind(p), in his right mind(p), compos mentis(p), lucid

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insaneadjective

    deranged, crazy, crazed, lunatic, mad, distracted, demented, delirious, out of one's mind, out of one's head, out of one's senses, out of one's wits

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insaneadjective

    demented, crazy, mad, deranged, delirious, dementate, paranoiac

    sane, rational

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  1. Nikola Tesla, Modern Mechanics and Inventions. July, 1934:

    The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.

  2. Charles Krauthammer:

    [Obama last night] said if you talk about the Muslims in a bad way, that's a recruiter for ISIS. Guantanamo was a recruiter for ISIS. When the fact is the cruelty and the savagery.... is the recruiter for ISIS, [The president] locates the origin of all that recruiting in what we do, and he thinks therefore, the cue is for us to do as little as possible. It’s an insane strategic view of the world, but he actually holds it.

  3. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche:

    And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music

  4. Terry Crews:

    This is the deal. What’s so strange and crazy is that I’m still paying them. I go to work, and I still have to send a check to my molester, this is Hollywood, it is insane. I look at my bank statement, and I’m like, ‘Damn, this is the most wrong thing of all time.’ I’m calling it, I’m going to play this whole thing out. If I don’t get justice, nobody can.

  5. Peter Hamlyn:

    It was clearly a one-sided fight by the seventh or eighth round and it should have been stopped. He took too many uppercuts and he suffered a blitz, it seemed insane for it to go on, because only one man was going to win the fight.

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