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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"


  1. insane(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From insanus, from + .

  2. insane(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From insanus, from + .

  3. insane(Adjective)

    Causing insanity or madness.

    Etymology: From insanus, from + .

  4. insane(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. insanus. See In- not, and Sane.]

  2. Insane(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. insanus. See In- not, and Sane.]

  3. Insane(adj)

    causing insanity or madness

    Etymology: [L. insanus. See In- not, and Sane.]

  4. Insane(adj)

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

    Etymology: [L. insanus. See In- not, and Sane.]



    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insane

    in-sān′, adj. not sane or of sound mind: crazy: mad: utterly unwise: senseless: causing insanity—(Shak.) 'insane root,' prob. hemlock or henbane.—adv. Insane′ly.—ns. Insane′ness, insanity: madness; Insa′nie (Shak.) insanity; Insan′ity, want of sanity: an alteration in all or any of the functions of the brain, unfitting a man for affairs, and rendering him dangerous to himself and others: madness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insane in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of insane in a Sentence

  1. Robert Green Ingersoll:

    If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.

  2. Alexander Herzen:

    It is possible to lead astray an entire generation, to strike it blind, to drive it insane, to direct it towards a false goal. Napoleon proved this.

  3. Serena Williams:

    No one talks about the low moments — the pressure you feel, the incredible letdown every time you hear the baby cry, i’ve broken down I don’t know how many times. Or I’ll get angry about the crying, then sad about being angry, and then guilty, like, 'Why do I feel so sad when I have a beautiful baby?' The emotions are insane.

  4. Tom Hardyhas:

    There’s things I haven’t really experienced, so I’m just acting, but elements of danger? Yeah, there’s a truth to that. There’s an absolute truth to that. But am I dangerous? Absolutely not. Am I insane? Absolutely not. But do I go to places which are scary and uncomfortable for some people? Yes.

  5. Cometan:

    To be insane is to be truly alive.

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