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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.

  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 +.

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.]

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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Numerology

  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. Bob Grant:

    The district attorney will argue although the defendant is mentally ill, he is not insane under the law, and society deserves its pound of flesh from him.

  2. Donald Trump:

    With the problems our country has, to take in 250,000 people, some of whom are going to have problems, big problems, is just insane.

  3. Dominic Riccitello:

    I believe he loved a lot of things about me, yet was afraid to accept. He said he never ended it because he never wanted to, that it wasn’t his intention. I believed him. I believed him because I know the fear of change and what could be. When he looked me in the eye, I smiled. I just smiled and nodded my head as I knew who he was and who he wanted to become. I’m not crazy or insane or obsessed, and no, I don’t want him back. It is what it was, I feel from afar and my emotions will always be. I’ll always love him, this life and next and I’ll always believe we met in a past life where we graced until death. But until once more, I hope your ride is lovely and just remember handsome, it’ll always be alright and I’m by your side until the end of time.

  4. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne:

    Man is quite insane. He wouldn't know how to create a maggot, and he creates Gods by the dozen.

  5. Gus Kenworthy:

    I have already spoken out against the fact that Beijing is even hosting, i think that China is going to put on an incredible Games, the village looks incredible, of course, the pipe and everything look insane, they've done a wonderful job.

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