Meaning of INSANITY in English




grave disorder of mind that impairs one's capacity to function safely or normally in society

his insanity required confinement in a mental institution

Synonyms: aberration, alienation, derangement, distraction, insaneness, lunacy, madness, psychopathy, unbalance

Related Word: acromania; delirium, frenzy, hysteria; delusion, hallucination, illusion; irrationality, unreasonableness; dotage

Contrasted words: judiciousness, sageness, sensibility, wiseness; rationality, reasonableness; healthiness, soundness, wholesomeness

Antonyms: saneness, sanity


Synonyms: foolishness , absurdity, craziness, dottiness, folly, inanity, preposterousness, senselessness, silliness, witlessness

Related Word: asininity, fatuousness, stupidity; impracticality

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