Meaning of INSANITY in English

INSANITY

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

defense

The judge will quiz jurors individually about their views on abortion and the insanity defense beginning Tuesday.

■ VERB

plead

He attempted to plead insanity , but did it so effectively that they concluded he must be sane.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

plead ignorance/illness/insanity etc

As to his reference to rugby league, I plead ignorance and will not interfere with private griefs.

Galileo pleaded ignorance of any such document and promised to produce that signed by Bellarrnine in 1616.

He attempted to plead insanity, but did it so effectively that they concluded he must be sane.

In Seville he had often pleaded ignorance over some of the expressions she used.

The next day, she stayed home from work, something she rarely did, pleading illness.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Brennan blames her actions on temporary insanity .

Hearing voices inside your head is a common symptom of insanity .

Hodge was found not guilty by reason of insanity .

It was sheer insanity to try to drive through the mountains in that thunderstorm.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.