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Synonyms for madness
ˈmæd nɪsmad·ness

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  1. madnessnoun

    Antonyms:
    sanity

  2. madnessnoun

    Antonyms:
    sanity

  3. madnessnoun

    Antonyms:
    sanity

English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. madness

    Synonyms:
    insanity, frenzy, rage, fury

    Antonyms:
    sanity, calmness, soberness

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. madnessnoun

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

  2. madnessnoun

    Synonyms:
    frenzy, fury, rage

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. madnessnoun

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

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD0.0 / 0 votes

  1. madness

    Synonyms:
    See Megaloblastic madness

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How to use madness in a sentence?

  1. Quincy Jones:

    Louis 'Thunder Thumbs' Johnson was one of the greatest bass players to ever pick up the instrument, as a member of the Brothers Johnson, we shared decades of magical times working together in the studio and touring the world. From my albums 'Body Heat' and 'Mellow Madness,' to their platinum albums 'Look Out for #1,' 'Right On Time,' 'Blam' and 'Light Up the Night,' which I produced, to Michael's solo debut 'Off the Wall,' I considered Louis a core member of my production team. He was a dear and beloved friend and brother, and I will miss his presence and joy of life every day.

  2. Jim Manley:

    He might be soft spoken but unlike some politicians, he likes the idea of mixing things up, there's a method to the madness.

  3. Emil Cioran:

    We derive our vitality from our store of madness.

  4. Alina Anatolyevna:

    It's absolute madness, people desecrating sacred ground and behaving like a war isn't happening and people aren't dying -- this is not normal.

  5. Andy Challenger:

    We live in an age of distractions. There are many things that our employers have to fight in the workplace today but there's nothing that compares to the unique event that is March Madness.


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