What does insane mean?

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ɪnˈseɪnin·sane

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. insaneadjective

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

    Etymology: From insanus, from + .

  2. insaneadjective

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

    Etymology: From insanus, from + .

  3. insaneadjective

    Causing insanity or madness.

    Etymology: From insanus, from + .

  4. insaneadjective

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

    Etymology: From insanus, from + .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insaneadjective

    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. Insaneadjective

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

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

  3. Insaneadjective

    causing insanity or madness

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

  4. Insaneadjective

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

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

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.

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. Jane Starnes:

    That is not insanity. That is just cold, calculated capital murder, (Routh) is guilty of capital murder and he was not by any means insane.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Usually the people avoid to say a fool an insane straight on his/her face, but unsurprisingly many foolish guys upfront call a sane person a mad often.

  3. Georges Clémenceau:

    When a man asks himself what is meant by action he proves that he isnt a man of action. Action is a lack of balance. In order to act you must be somewhat insane. A reasonably sensible man is satisfied with thinking.

  4. Ted Cruz:

    Everyone is going to say Gun Owners of America support the Second Amendment -- unless Larry Pratt are clinically insane that's what Larry Pratt say in a primary, but the voters are savvier than that.

  5. Jackie Johnson:

    People's lives taken like that, just on the drop of a hat, it's just insane.

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