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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insaneadjective

    afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

    "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

  2. harebrained, insane, madadjective

    very foolish

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


  1. insaneadjective

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

  2. insaneadjective

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

  3. insaneadjective

    Causing insanity or madness.

  4. insaneadjective

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

  5. Etymology: From insanus, from +.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Insaneadjective

    Mad; making mad.

    Etymology: insanus, Latin.

    Were such things here as we do speak about?
    Or have we eaten of the insane root,
    That takes the reason prisoner? William Shakespeare, Macbeth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insaneadjective

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

  2. Insaneadjective

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

  3. Insaneadjective

    causing insanity or madness

  4. Insaneadjective

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

  5. 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. Hermann Hesse:

    When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.

  2. Anthony Chukumba:

    I’ve worked on Wall Street for over 20 years and what is happening with GameStop is the most nonsensical, insane thing I’ve ever seen in my entire career, gameStop at most is worth $10 a share.

  3. Hasidic Saying:

    He who feels no compassion will become insane.

  4. Yeonmi Park:

    I expected that I was paying this fortune, all this time and energy, to learn how to think. But they are forcing you to think the way they want you to think, i realized, wow, this is insane. I thought America was different but I saw so many similarities to what I saw in North Korea that I started worrying.

  5. Spike Lee:

    We have to stop the madness, this is insane.

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