What does insanity mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insanity(noun)

    relatively permanent disorder of the mind

Wiktionary

  1. insanity(Noun)

    The state of being insane; madness.

    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:

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insanity(noun)

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

  2. Insanity(noun)

    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

Freebase

  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. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    This is blatant foolishness and insanity. When he still could address the Bahraini people, Sheikh Isa Qassim... would advise against radical and armed actions, attacking Sheikh Isa Qassim means removing all obstacles blocking heroic Bahraini youths from attacking the regime.

  2. Bias:

    Do not speak quickly it is a sign of insanity.

  3. Herman Melville:

    Where does the violet tint end and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blending enter into the other. So with sanity and insanity.

  4. 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.

  5. Andrew Bates:

    Since June, we have consistently said we would participate in all three debates, under rules that The CPD established. Only the President Donald Trump campaign has been erratic and chaotic in their approach to this, demanding control over the selection of moderators, changes in the dates of the debates, an ear canal inspection rule, and all sorts of other insanity.

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