Meaning of INSANITY in English

INSANITY

transcription, транскрипция: [ ɪnsænɪti ]

1.

Insanity is the state of being insane.

The defence pleaded insanity, but the defendant was found guilty and sentenced.

= madness

N-UNCOUNT

2.

If you describe a decision or an action as insanity , you think it is very foolish.

...the final financial insanity of the 1980s.

N-UNCOUNT : usu with supp , oft N of n [ disapproval ]

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