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Meaning of INSANE

Pronunciation:  in'seyn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
  2. [adj]  very foolish; "harebrained ideas"; "took insane risks behind the wheel"; "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains"

INSANE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: amok, amuck, around the bend, balmy, barmy, bats, batty, berserk, bonkers, brainsick, buggy, certifiable, certified, crackbrained, cracked, crackers, crazed, crazy, daft, demented, demoniac, demoniacal, deranged, distracted, disturbed, dotty, fey, foolish, fruity, half-crazed, harebrained, haywire, hebephrenic, idiotic, kookie, kooky, loco, loony, loopy, lunatic, mad, maniac(p), maniacal, manic-depressive, maniclike, mentally ill, moonstruck, non compos mentis(p), noncompos mentis(p), nuts, nutty, of unsound mind(p), paranoid, possessed(p), psychopathic, psychopathologic, psychopathological, psychotic, raving, raving mad, round the bend, schizophrenic, screw-loose, screwy, sick, touched(p), unbalanced, unhinged, unsound, unstable, wacky, whacky, wild
 Antonyms: sane
 See Also: irrational, unreasonable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In*sane"\, a. [L. insanus. See {In-} not, and {Sane}.]
1. Exhibiting unsoundness or disorded of mind; not sane; mad;
   deranged in mind; delirious; distracted. See {Insanity},

2. Used by, or appropriated to, insane persons; as, an insane

3. Causing insanity or madness. [R.]

         Or have we eaten on the insaneroot That takes the
         reason prisoner ?                     --Shak.

4. Characterized by insanity or the utmost folly; chimerical;
   unpractical; as, an insane plan, attempt, etc.

         I know not which was the insane measure. --Southey.

Thesaurus Terms
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