Definitions for insaneɪnˈseɪn

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•saneɪnˈseɪn(adj.)

  1. (not in technical use) mentally unsound or deranged; demented; mad.

    Category: Psychiatry

  2. of, characteristic of, or for persons who are mentally deranged.

  3. utterly senseless; irrational:

    an insane plan.

Origin of insane:

1550–60; < L

in•sane′ness(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insane(adj)

    afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

    "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

  2. harebrained, insane, mad(adj)

    very foolish

    "harebrained ideas"; "took insane risks behind the wheel"; "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. insane(adjective)ɪnˈseɪn

    crazy and unreasonable

    He'd be insane to try that!; an insane idea

  2. insaneɪnˈseɪn

    severely mentally ill

    ***to go insane

Wiktionary

  1. insane(Adjective)

    Exhibiting unsoundness or disorder of mind; not sane; mad; deranged in mind; delirious; distracted.

  2. insane(Adjective)

    Used by, or appropriated to, insane persons; as, an insane hospital.

  3. insane(Adjective)

    Causing insanity or madness.

  4. insane(Adjective)

    Characterized by insanity or the utmost folly; chimerical; unpractical; as, an insane plan, attempt, etc.

  5. Origin: From insanus, from + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insane(adj)

    exhibiting unsoundness or disorded of mind; not sane; mad; deranged in mind; delirious; distracted. See Insanity, 2

  2. Insane(adj)

    used by, or appropriated to, insane persons; as, an insane hospital

  3. Insane(adj)

    causing insanity or madness

  4. Insane(adj)

    characterized by insanity or the utmost folly; chimerical; unpractical; as, an insane plan, attempt, etc

Freebase

  1. INSANE

    INSANE is a proprietary INteractive Streaming ANimation Engine developed at LucasArts, primarily by programmer/game designer Vincent Lee. Using custom video compression technology, it greatly compresses moving images so that high quality full-screen videos can be displayed even in hi-res graphics modes on the PC. An early version was first developed for Star Wars: Rebel Assault, and was followed by a much enhanced version in Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire and then in Full Throttle, Outlaws, and The Dig. It was also used in the 1998 games Star Wars: Droid Works, Mysteries of the Sith, and Mortimer and The Riddles of the Medallion, and its compression technology was incorporated into Star Wars: Behind the Magic, Star Wars Episode I - Insider's Guide, and Jar Jar's Journey Adventure Book. The use for Full Throttle caused some problems since INSANE was intended to be photorealistic, contrasting to the general cartoony feeling. The rendered environment had to be scaled down to match to the rest of the game world. Later enhancements were made to the compression technology to optimize it for the cartoon style imagery used in Outlaws.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

insane(adjective)

mad; mentally ill.

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