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Meaning of MADNESS

Pronunciation:  'madnis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"
  2. [n]  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
  3. [n]  obsolete terms for legal insanity

MADNESS is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: fury, hydrophobia, insaneness, lunacy, lyssa, rabies, rage
 See Also: anger, choler, insanity, ire, lividity, wrath, zoonosis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mad"ness\, n. [From {Mad}, a.]
1. The condition of being mad; insanity; lunacy.

2. Frenzy; ungovernable rage; extreme folly.

Syn: Insanity; distraction; derangement; craziness; lunacy;
     mania; frenzy; franticness; rage; aberration;
     alienation; monomania. See {Insanity}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are diagnosed with madness or that you are mad, forewarns of trouble, loss, and overwhelming grief. You may have been behaving in an inappropriate way in your waking life. Seeing others suffering from madness means a gloomy end to hopeful prospects.
Easton Bible Dictionary

This word is used in its proper sense in Deut. 28:34, John 10:20, 1 Cor. 14:23. It also denotes a reckless state of mind arising from various causes, as over-study (Eccl. 1:17; 2:12), blind rage (Luke 6:11), or a depraved temper (Eccl. 7:25; 9:3; 2 Pet. 2:16). David feigned madness (1 Sam. 21:13) at Gath because he "was sore afraid of Achish."

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