Meaning of INSANITY in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ in-ˈsa-nə-tē ]


( plural -ties )

Date: 1590

1. : a deranged state of the mind usually occurring as a specific disorder (as schizophrenia)

2. : such unsoundness of mind or lack of understanding as prevents one from having the mental capacity required by law to enter into a particular relationship, status, or transaction or as removes one from criminal or civil responsibility


a. : extreme folly or unreasonableness

b. : something utterly foolish or unreasonable

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.