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insanity

in·san·i·ty

insanity

pronunciation:
ihn sae nih ti
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part of speech: noun
inflections: insanities
definition 1: persistent or permanent mental disorder or derangement.
synonyms:
craziness, dementia, derangement, lunacy, madness
antonyms:
sanity
similar words:
frenzy, fugue, hysteria, mania, monomania, neurosis, paranoia, psychosis, schizophrenia
definition 2: in law, a mental condition so disordered that the afflicted person is considered incompetent to engage in contracts or similar matters, or that he or she may be committed to an institution.
definition 3: in many legal jurisdictions, a mental condition so disordered that the afflicted person is not considered able to understand the nature of a criminal act with which he or she has been charged.
definition 4: exceptional foolishness or senselessness, or an act or situation showing this quality.
synonyms:
craziness, idiocy, lunacy, madness, senselessness
antonyms:
sanity
similar words:
absurdity, folly, inanity, malady, nonsense, stupidity
Word Parts
The word insanity contains the following part:
san Latin root that means health
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