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madness

mad·ness

madness

 
pronunciation:
maed nihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a state of insanity.
antonyms:
sanity
similar words:
insanity, lunacy
definition 2: great foolishness or absurdity.
His theories are sheer madness.
similar words:
insanity, lunacy
definition 3: extreme anger or rage.
similar words:
furor, fury, rage
Word Parts
The word madness contains the following part:
-ness Old English noun-forming suffix that means state or quality of
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The suffix -ness is attached to adjectives to form nouns. It is fully productive, meaning that any word that combines an adjective and the suffix -ness is an allowable English noun. In a small set of cases, it is attached to a verb (forgiveness) or a noun (witness ).