What does Insanity mean?

Definitions for Insanity
ɪnˈsæn ɪ tiIn·san·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insanity(noun)

    relatively permanent disorder of the mind

Wiktionary

  1. insanity(Noun)

    The state of being insane; madness.

    Etymology: A three-part word (root 'sane', prefix 'in-' meaning 'not', suffix '-ity', meaning 'the state of'). Derived from Latin precursory equivalents. Two possible candidates for construction order:

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insanity(noun)

    the state of being insane; unsoundness or derangement of mind; madness; lunacy

  2. Insanity(noun)

    such a mental condition, as, either from the existence of delusions, or from incapacity to distinguish between right and wrong, with regard to any matter under action, does away with individual responsibility

Freebase

  1. Insanity

    Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person becoming a danger to themselves or others, though not all such acts are considered insanity. In modern usage insanity is most commonly encountered as an informal unscientific term denoting mental instability, or in the narrow legal context of the insanity defense. In the medical profession the term is now avoided in favor of diagnoses of specific mental disorders; the presence of delusions or hallucinations is broadly referred to as psychosis. When discussing mental illness in general terms, "psychopathology" is considered a preferred descriptor. In English, the word "sane" derives from the Latin adjective sanus meaning "healthy". The phrase "mens sana in corpore sano" is often translated to mean a "healthy mind in a healthy body". From this perspective, insanity can be considered as poor health of the mind, not necessarily of the brain as an organ, but rather refers to defective function of mental processes such as reasoning. Another Latin phrase related to our current concept of sanity is "compos mentis", and a euphemistic term for insanity is "non compos mentis". In law, mens rea means having had criminal intent, or a guilty mind, when the act was committed.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Insanity

    . See Inspiration.

How to pronounce Insanity?

  1. Alex
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say Insanity in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Insanity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Insanity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Insanity in a Sentence

  1. Sarah Klein:

    The exact same people who thought Kerry Perry and Mary Bono were good ideas hired Leung, with absolutely no input from survivors, namely the bankruptcy Creditors Committee who desperately wanted a voice in the search process, and so, true to form, USAG hired a consummate insider with ties to the USOC. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results?. USAG is officially insane.

  2. Richard A. Stone:

    Sift through my insanity and revel in my greatness

  3. Brad Dacus:

    Founding Fathers are calling on the mayor to immediately retract these guidelines and reassure city employees that they will not be punished for being patriotic, Brad Dacus said. Founding Fathers can not allow this type of censorship and PC insanity to destroy Founding Fathers free speech.

  4. Photographer Aun Raza:

    But the supposed insanity that is labeled on them is not any worse than the sanity outside.

  5. Hunter S. Thompson:

    I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.

Images & Illustrations of Insanity

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