What does madness mean?

Definitions for madness
ˈmæd nɪsmad·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lunacy, madness, insaneness(noun)

    obsolete terms for legal insanity

  2. rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madness(noun)

    an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain

  3. fury, rage, madness(noun)

    a feeling of intense anger

    "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"

  4. folly, foolishness, craziness, madness(noun)

    the quality of being rash and foolish

    "trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly"; "adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness"

  5. madness, rabidity, rabidness(noun)

    unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm

    "poetry is a sort of divine madness"

Wiktionary

  1. madness(Noun)

    The state of being mad; insanity; mental disease.

  2. madness(Noun)

    rash folly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Madness(adj)

    the condition of being mad; insanity; lunacy

  2. Madness(adj)

    frenzy; ungovernable rage; extreme folly

Freebase

  1. Madness

    The Madness is a self-titled album by the British band The Madness. In 1988, after the breakup of the original Madness, four of the original members recreated the band, adding "The" to its name. Since the new band did not include a bassist or drummer, guest musicians played bass, while a drum machine was used in place of a live drummer on most tracks. Also unlike previous Madness albums, the lead vocals were almost evenly shared between Suggs and Chas Smash. They released only this one album and two singles, which were less successful than the original band releases, and The Madness disbanded by the end of the year. Madness reformed with its original members for a reunion tour in 1992 and they have remained together since. "The Madness" reached # 66 in the UK, while the singles "I Pronounce You" reached # 44 and "What's That" # 92. The album was recorded at Liquidator Studios, and mixed at The Townhouse studio in London.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of madness in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of madness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of madness in a Sentence

  1. Edgar Allan Poe:

    Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity of the intelligence.

  2. Marcus Tullius Cicero:

    Democritus maintains that there can be no great poet without a spite of madness.

  3. Associated Press:

    I ca n’t describe how thrilled and honoured I am to be taking over from the brilliant Craig Ferguson, it’s madness, really. When I got the job, I ’d never even been on an American talk show.

  4. Arthur Rimbaud:

    The first study for the man who wants to be a poet is knowledge of himself, complete: he searches for his soul, he inspects it, he puts it to the test, he learns it. As soon as he has learned it, he must cultivate it! I say that one must be a seer, make oneself a seer. The poet becomes a seer through a long, immense, and reasoned derangement of all the senses. All shapes of love suffering, madness. He searches himself, he exhausts all poisons in himself, to keep only the quintessences. Ineffable torture where he needs all his faith, all his superhuman strength, where he becomes among all men the great patient, the great criminal, the great accursed one--and the supreme Scholar! For he reaches the unknown! ....So the poet is actually a thief of Fire!”

  5. Roman Catholic Bishop Fridolin Ambongo:

    We fear its last word will be an act of madness that could lead to the situation getting out of control because the people will not give up, if there is only force as a response, there will be tragic consequences in our country.

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