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Synonyms for insanity
ɪnˈsæn ɪ ti

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insanity(noun)

    relatively permanent disorder of the mind

    Antonyms:
    saneness, sanity

Wiktionary

  1. insanity(noun)

    Antonyms:
    sanity

  2. insanity(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insanity(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insanity(n)

    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

How to pronounce insanity?

Alex
Alex
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Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say insanity in sign language?

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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. Andy & Larry Wachowski, Merovingian - The Matrix Revolutions:

    It is remarkable how similar the pattern of love is to the pattern of insanity.

  2. Rita Mae Brown:

    Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.

  3. Gloria Steinem:

    It's hard to imagine any more physical symbol of the insanity of dividing human beings.

  4. R. D. Lang:

    Insanity -- a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world.

  5. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    To die for a cause is insanity; man’s greatest cause is to live; his biggest purpose is to stay alive! Only fools die for a cause! Which cause can be superior to man’s life?


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