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Definition 1: unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • poetry is a sort of divine madness

Synonyms for madness in the sense of this definition

(madness is a kind of ...) overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval

Definition 2: the quality of being rash and foolish - [noun denoting cognition]

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

  • trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly
  • adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

Synonyms for madness in the sense of this definition

(madness is a kind of ...) a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience

Definition 3: a feeling of intense anger - [noun denoting feeling]

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

  • hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
  • his face turned red with rage

Synonyms for madness in the sense of this definition

(madness is a kind of ...) a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance

(... is a kind of madness ) intense anger (usually on an epic scale)

(... is a kind of madness ) a state of fury so great the face becomes discolored

Definition 4: obsolete terms for legal insanity - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for madness in the sense of this definition

(madness is a kind of ...) relatively permanent disorder of the mind

Definition 5: 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 - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for madness in the sense of this definition

(madness is a kind of ...) an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans

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