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Synonyms for insanity
ɪnˈsæn ɪ tiin·san·i·ty

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  1. insanitynoun

    Antonyms:
    sanity

  2. insanitynoun

    Antonyms:
    sanity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insanity

    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, derangement, frenzy, hallucination, lunacy, madness, mania, monomania

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insanity

    Synonyms:
    mental aberration, mental unsoundness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insanitynoun

    relatively permanent disorder of the mind

    Antonyms:
    saneness, sanity

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insanitynoun

    Synonyms:
    derangement, lunacy, craziness, DEMENTIA, mania, madness, delirium, aberration of mind, alienation of mind

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insanitynoun

    Synonyms:
    dementia, alienation of mind, madness, lunacy, craziness, derangement, frenzy, delirium, mania, hallucination, aberration of mind, bedlamism, paranoia, monomania

    Antonyms:
    sanity, rationality, lucidity

    Associated words:
    alienist, alienism

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "insanity":

    madness, dementia, folly, craziness, lunacy, crazy, foolishness

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3304crazy
#9249madness
#12160mania
#15640dementia
#17956insanity
#18665frenzy
#21891folly
#28886alienation
#36680delirium
#42354aberration
#47276foolishness
#49375lunacy
#57260craziness
#62974hallucination
#109190derangement

How to use insanity in a sentence?

  1. Oscar Levant:

    There's a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.

  2. Andrew Bates:

    Since June, we have consistently said we would participate in all three debates, under rules that The CPD established. Only the President Donald Trump campaign has been erratic and chaotic in their approach to this, demanding control over the selection of moderators, changes in the dates of the debates, an ear canal inspection rule, and all sorts of other insanity.

  3. Enrico DeMarco:

    The evidence is going to show he met the criteria for legal insanity.

  4. Vladimir Putin press secretary:

    It’s not like that. The broadcasters themselves chose not to show insanity. But we support their decision.

  5. Vivian Hug:

    Please stop the insanity. You have already done damage to these kids having to wear masks.


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