What does madness mean?

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ˈmæd nɪsmad·ness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lunacy, madness, insanenessnoun

    obsolete terms for legal insanity

  2. rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madnessnoun

    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, madnessnoun

    a feeling of intense anger

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

  4. folly, foolishness, craziness, madnessnoun

    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, rabidnessnoun

    unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm

    "poetry is a sort of divine madness"

Wiktionary

  1. madnessnoun

    The state of being mad; insanity; mental disease.

  2. madnessnoun

    rash folly

Webster Dictionary

  1. Madnessadjective

    the condition of being mad; insanity; lunacy

  2. Madnessadjective

    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. Sanjiv Kovil:

    It is not the wild west - there is a method to the madness. We have kind of defined the boundaries, but within that we have allowed for a lot of flexibility.

  2. Spike Lee:

    We have to stop the madness, this is insane.

  3. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    Madness is the sweet lie of our minds compared to the truth of sanity.

  4. Turkish:

    Opportunities lose not, for all delay is madness; ?Mid bitter sorrow patience show, for ?tis the key of gladness.

  5. D. H. Lawrence:

    One watches them on the seashore, all the people, and there is something pathetic, almost wistful in them, as if they wished their lives did not add up to this scaly nullity of possession, but as if they could not escape. It is a dragon that has devoured us all: these obscene, scaly houses, this insatiable struggle and desire to possess, to possess always and in spite of everything, this need to be an owner, lest one be owned. It is too hideous and nauseating. Owners and owned, they are like the two sides of a ghastly disease. One feels a sort of madness come over one, as if the world had become hell. But it is only superimposed: it is only a temporary disease. It can be cleaned away.

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    • A. bibulous
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