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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. sienna, Sienna

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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. Jerry Kamstra:

    When I arrived in San Francisco in 1957 I discovered a community existing on the edge of the city unlike any other in America. Reckless, creative, frenetic, insane, it was too insane for a lot of people, for not many survived. I did, however, and in surviving came of age in the cheap pads and artists' lofts in North Beach. In the process I lost my innocence and my youth, but gained an indelible memory of a bunch of crazy people who lived, fought, struggled, loved, and even died together with a sense of elan and community that I had never experienced before nor have found since.

  2. Joseph Riley:

    It is insane the number of guns and the ease of getting guns in America, it's not that people should not carry guns and all of that, it's just that there are so many of them and the ease of them and there is no accountability.

  3. Marcus Aurelius:

    The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

  4. Cale Ostby:

    It’s insane that I can carry everywhere else except school.

  5. Charles Krauthammer:

    [Obama last night] said if you talk about the Muslims in a bad way, that's a recruiter for ISIS. Guantanamo was a recruiter for ISIS. When the fact is the cruelty and the savagery.... is the recruiter for ISIS, [The president] locates the origin of all that recruiting in what we do, and he thinks therefore, the cue is for us to do as little as possible. It’s an insane strategic view of the world, but he actually holds it.

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