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Synonyms for madness
ˈmæd nɪsmad·ness

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Wiktionary

  1. madnessnoun

    Antonyms:
    sanity

  2. madnessnoun

    Antonyms:
    sanity

  3. madnessnoun

    Antonyms:
    sanity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. madness

    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, insanity, lunacy, mania, monomania

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. madness

    Synonyms:
    insanity, frenzy, rage, fury

    Antonyms:
    sanity, calmness, soberness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lunacy, madness, insanenessnoun

    obsolete terms for legal insanity

    Synonyms:
    lyssa, fury, rage, rabidity, hydrophobia, foolery, tomfoolery, rabidness, indulgence, insaneness, foolishness, lunacy, folly, craziness, rabies

  2. rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madnessnoun

    an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain

    Synonyms:
    lyssa, insaneness, fury, rage, rabidity, hydrophobia, rabidness, rabies, foolishness, lunacy, folly, craziness

  3. fury, rage, madnessnoun

    a feeling of intense anger

    "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"

    Synonyms:
    fad, hydrophobia, foolishness, furiousness, hysteria, craze, vehemence, insaneness, cult, rabidness, ferocity, violence, delirium, passion, fierceness, furore, rabies, fury, frenzy, rage, lyssa, folly, craziness, lunacy, wildness, rabidity, furor

  4. 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, rabidity, imbecility, stupidity, hydrophobia, rabidness, foolery, tomfoolery, lyssa, folly, craziness, insaneness, indulgence, rage, rabies, unwiseness, betise

  5. madness, rabidity, rabidnessnoun

    unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm

    "poetry is a sort of divine madness"

    Synonyms:
    lyssa, fury, rage, rabidity, hydrophobia, rabidness, insaneness, foolishness, lunacy, rabies, craziness, folly

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. madnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    insanity, derangement, craziness, lunacy, distraction, MANIA, mental aberration

  2. madnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    frenzy, fury, rage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. madnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    dementia, insanity, craziness, mania, lunacy, monomania, frenzy, rage, wrath, ire, resentment, fury, indignation, anger

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. madness

    Synonyms:
    See Megaloblastic madness

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How to use madness in a sentence?

  1. John Updike:

    A leader is one who, out of madness or goodness, volunteers to take upon himself the woe of the people. There are few men so foolish, hence the erratic quality of leadership in the world.

  2. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.

  3. William Shakespeare, Romeo, in Romeo and Juliet, act 1, sc. 1.:

    Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs, Being purged, a fire sparkling in lovers’ eyes, Being vexed, a sea nourished with lovers’ tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall and a preserving sweet.

  4. Kedar Joshi:

    In the midst of excitement, grief, joy, and solitude, I remind myself every moment that the sole mission of my life is to find "the ultimate questioner" - that unimaginable who has put me in this madness to answer an unanswerable question.

  5. Antigone Michaelides:

    After two years of Covid madness, I'm struggling to make sense of policy. And I can't, i think most people's reaction and perspective on all things covid is visceral rather than cerebral – at least in my experience. And so I've found that most people cling to their viewpoint regardless of what facts are presented.


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