Definitions for madnessˈmæd nɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mad•nessˈmæd nɪs(n.)

  1. the state of being mad; insanity.

  2. senseless folly.

  3. frenzy; rage.

  4. intense excitement or hilarity.

Origin of madness:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lunacy, madness, insaneness(noun)

    obsolete terms for legal insanity

  2. rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madness(noun)

    an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain

  3. fury, rage, madness(noun)

    a feeling of intense anger

    "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"

  4. folly, foolishness, craziness, madness(noun)

    the quality of being rash and foolish

    "trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly"; "adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness"

  5. madness, rabidity, rabidness(noun)

    unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm

    "poetry is a sort of divine madness"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. madness(noun)ˈmæd nɪs

    a situation that seems to make no sense

    the madness that followed the explosion; It's madness to pay all that money.

Wiktionary

  1. madness(Noun)

    The state of being mad; insanity; mental disease.

  2. madness(Noun)

    rash folly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Madness(adj)

    the condition of being mad; insanity; lunacy

  2. Madness(adj)

    frenzy; ungovernable rage; extreme folly

Freebase

  1. Madness

    The Madness is a self-titled album by the British band The Madness. In 1988, after the breakup of the original Madness, four of the original members recreated the band, adding "The" to its name. Since the new band did not include a bassist or drummer, guest musicians played bass, while a drum machine was used in place of a live drummer on most tracks. Also unlike previous Madness albums, the lead vocals were almost evenly shared between Suggs and Chas Smash. They released only this one album and two singles, which were less successful than the original band releases, and The Madness disbanded by the end of the year. Madness reformed with its original members for a reunion tour in 1992 and they have remained together since. "The Madness" reached # 66 in the UK, while the singles "I Pronounce You" reached # 44 and "What's That" # 92. The album was recorded at Liquidator Studios, and mixed at The Townhouse studio in London.


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