HyperDic: insane

English > 2 senses of the word insane:
ADJECTIVEallinsaneafflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement
allinsane, harebrained, madvery foolish
insane > pronunciation
Soundsihnsey'n
Rhymesabstain ... windowpane: 127 rhymes with eyn...
English > insane: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningAfflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement.
Examples
  • "was declared insane"
  • "insane laughter"
Narrowerbalmy, barmy, bats, batty, bonkers, buggy, cracked, crackers, daft, dotty, fruity, haywire, kooky, kookie, loco, loony, loopy, nuts, nutty, round the bend, around the bend, wacky, whackyinformal or slang terms for mentally irregular
brainsick, crazy, demented, disturbed, mad, sick, unbalanced, unhingedaffected with madness or insanity
certifiable, certifiedfit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)
crackbrained, idioticinsanely irresponsible
crazed, deranged, half-crazedDriven insane
fey, touchedslightly insane
hebephrenicSuffering from a form of schizophrenia characterized by foolish mannerisms and senseless laughter along with delusions and regressive behavior
lunatic, moonstruckinsane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon
maniacal, maniacwildly / wildly disordered
manic-depressiveSuffering from a disorder characterized by alternating mania and depression
maniclikeresembling the mania of manic-depressive illness
mentally ill, unsound, unstableSuffering from severe mental illness
non compos mentis, of unsound mindnot of sound mind, memory, or understanding
paranoidSuffering from paranoia
psychopathic, psychopathologic, psychopathologicalSuffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder
psychoticCharacteristic of or suffering from psychosis
raving mad, wildtalking / talking / talking or behaving irrationally
schizophrenicSuffering from some form of schizophrenia
screw-loose, screwynot behaving normally
See alsoabnormal, unnaturalnot normal
irrationalnot consistent with or using reason
unreasonablenot reasonable
Oppositesanementally healthy
Spanishdemente
Nounsinsanenessobsolete terms for legal insanity
insanityrelatively permanent / permanent disorder of the mind
Adverbsinsanelyin an insane manner
English > insane: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVery foolish.
Example "took insane risks behind the wheel"
Synonymsharebrained, mad
BroaderfoolishDevoid of good sense or judgment
Spanishdisparatado

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