Synonyms for insanity

Grammar : Noun
Spell : in-san-i-tee
Phonetic Transcription : ɪnˈsæn ɪ ti

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Définition of insanity

Origin :
  • 1580s, "state of being insane," from Latin insanitatem (nominative insanitas) "unhealthfulness," noun of quality from insanus (see insane). Meaning "extreme folly" is from 1844.
  • noun mental illness; foolishness
Example sentences :
  • No part of my insanity was ever held in such ridicule as this.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • Belinda's blood ran cold—she had no longer any doubt that this was insanity.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • And because he had too abiding a gentleness to say it, the insanity of her anger rose anew.
  • Extract from : « Tiverton Tales » by Alice Brown
  • It is an old trick to say that poets are mad,—you mistake our agonies for insanity.
  • Extract from : « Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • For one dreadful moment I believed that you had fallen a victim to her insanity.
  • Extract from : « Theresa Marchmont » by Mrs Charles Gore
  • But the act she was meditating now was one which seemed like the act of insanity.
  • Extract from : « Hetty's Strange History » by Anonymous
  • This is so not merely in the sense of insanity but of suicide.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • Sanity may play with insanity; but insanity must not be allowed to play with sanity.
  • Extract from : « Alarms and Discursions » by G. K. Chesterton
  • Should they be razed, or left as evidence of the insanity of the usurpers?
  • Extract from : « The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete » by Emile Zola
  • "I have a theory that Frank is much interested in the subject of insanity," Ned went on.
  • Extract from : « Frank Roscoe's Secret » by Allen Chapman

Antonyms for insanity

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