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Definition 1: afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where insane or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • was declared insane
  • insane laughter

(insane is similar to ...) not behaving normally

(insane is similar to ...) resembling the mania of manic-depressive illness

(insane is similar to ...) suffering from severe mental illness

"of unsound mind"

(insane is similar to ...) not of sound mind, memory, or understanding; in law, not competent to go to trial

(insane is similar to ...) suffering from paranoia

(insane is similar to ...) suffering from an undiagnosed mental disorder

(insane is similar to ...) characteristic of or suffering from psychosis

(insane is similar to ...) talking or behaving irrationally

"a raving lunatic"

(insane is similar to ...) suffering from some form of schizophrenia

"schizophrenic patients"

(insane is similar to ...) suffering from a disorder characterized by alternating mania and depression

(insane is similar to ...) wildly disordered

"a maniacal frenzy"

(insane is similar to ...) insane and believed to be affected by the phases of the moon

(insane is similar to ...) informal or slang terms for mentally irregular

"it used to drive my husband balmy"

(insane is similar to ...) affected with madness or insanity

"a man who had gone mad"

(insane is similar to ...) fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly)

(insane is similar to ...) insanely irresponsible

"an idiotic idea"

(insane is similar to ...) driven insane

(insane is similar to ...) slightly insane

(insane is similar to ...) suffering from a form of schizophrenia characterized by foolish mannerisms and senseless laughter along with delusions and regressive behavior

(means also ...) not reasonable; not showing good judgment

(means also ...) not consistent with or using reason

"irrational fears" "irrational animals"

Definition 2: very foolish - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where insane or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • harebrained ideas
  • took insane risks behind the wheel
  • a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains

Synonyms for insane in the sense of this definition

(insane is similar to ...) devoid of good sense or judgment

"foolish remarks" "a foolish decision"

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