What does insanity mean?

Definitions for insanity
ɪnˈsæn ɪ tiin·san·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insanitynoun

    relatively permanent disorder of the mind

Wiktionary

  1. insanitynoun

    The state of being insane; madness.

  2. Etymology: A three-part word (root 'sane', prefix 'in-' meaning 'not', suffix '-ity', meaning 'the state of'). Derived from Latin precursory equivalents. Two possible candidates for construction order:

Wikipedia

  1. Insanity

    Insanity is a song written by Peter Mansson, Patric Sarin, Darin Zanyar and recorded by Swedish singer Darin. It was released as the fourth single from Darin's third studio record Break the News, though it was the first release from the album in Germany and selected other European countries.

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  1. insanity

    Insanity is a term used to describe severe mental illness or mental disorder that prevents an individual from thinking clearly, behaving appropriately, understanding reality or functioning effectively. It can significantly impair a person's cognitive abilities, emotions or behaviors to the extent that daily functioning is majorly disturbed. In legal context, insanity also refers to a state where a person is deemed incapable of understanding their actions or distinguishing right from wrong.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insanitynoun

    the state of being insane; unsoundness or derangement of mind; madness; lunacy

  2. Insanitynoun

    such a mental condition, as, either from the existence of delusions, or from incapacity to distinguish between right and wrong, with regard to any matter under action, does away with individual responsibility

Wikidata

  1. Insanity

    Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person becoming a danger to themselves or others, though not all such acts are considered insanity. In modern usage insanity is most commonly encountered as an informal unscientific term denoting mental instability, or in the narrow legal context of the insanity defense. In the medical profession the term is now avoided in favor of diagnoses of specific mental disorders; the presence of delusions or hallucinations is broadly referred to as psychosis. When discussing mental illness in general terms, "psychopathology" is considered a preferred descriptor. In English, the word "sane" derives from the Latin adjective sanus meaning "healthy". The phrase "mens sana in corpore sano" is often translated to mean a "healthy mind in a healthy body". From this perspective, insanity can be considered as poor health of the mind, not necessarily of the brain as an organ, but rather refers to defective function of mental processes such as reasoning. Another Latin phrase related to our current concept of sanity is "compos mentis", and a euphemistic term for insanity is "non compos mentis". In law, mens rea means having had criminal intent, or a guilty mind, when the act was committed.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Insanity

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insanity in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insanity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of insanity in a Sentence

  1. Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes:

    I humbly beg forgiveness from the people of France, the staff and security of the Bataclan, my fans, family, friends and anyone else hurt or offended by the absurd accusations I made in my Fox Business Channel interview, the shame is 100% mine. I've been dealing with nonstop nightmares and struggling through therapy to make sense of this tragedy and insanity. I haven't been myself since November 13. I realize there's no excuse for my words, but for what it's worth: I am sincerely sorry for having hurt, disrespected or accused anyone.

  2. Tulsa Police Maj. Travis Yates:

    So when Roland Fryer look at law enforcement contacts, if a certain group is committing more crimes, more violent crimes, and law enforcement's having to come in more contact with them, then that number is gon na be higher, who in the world in their right mind would think that our shootings should be right along the Tulsa Police Maj. Travis Yates Census lines ? That's insanity. Right ? But everybody's just buying off on this.

  3. Brad Dacus:

    Founding Fathers are calling on the mayor to immediately retract these guidelines and reassure city employees that they will not be punished for being patriotic, Brad Dacus said. Founding Fathers can not allow this type of censorship and PC insanity to destroy Founding Fathers free speech.

  4. David Raybin:

    That's where cases break down, if they do appreciate the wrongfulness of what they did, it doesn't meet the legal standard for insanity.

  5. Helen Maroulis:

    Between 2012 and 2016, I did so much work on myself to overcome that. And I really felt like, oh, I don’t think I struggle with this anymore, and I was so proud of that. And then when I got the concussions, it felt like a lot of that flooded back, i remember feeling like I’m crazy, like I’m right on the edge of insanity.

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