'Madness' definitions:

Definition of 'madness'

(from WordNet)
Obsolete terms for legal insanity [syn: lunacy, madness, insaneness]
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 [syn: rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madness]
A feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage" [syn: fury, rage, madness]
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" [syn: folly, foolishness, craziness, madness]
Unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm; "poetry is a sort of divine madness" [syn: madness, rabidity, rabidness]

Definition of 'Madness'

  • Madness \Mad"ness\, n. [From Mad, a.]
  • 1. The condition of being mad; insanity; lunacy. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. Frenzy; ungovernable rage. [1913 Webster]
  • 3. Extreme folly. [1913 Webster]
  • Syn: Insanity; distraction; derangement; craziness; lunacy; mania; frenzy; franticness; rage; aberration; alienation; monomania. See Insanity. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'madness'

From: Easton
  • Madness This word is used in its proper sense in Deut. 28:34, John 10:20, 1 Cor. 14:23. It also denotes a reckless state of mind arising from various causes, as over-study (Eccl. 1:17; 2:12), blind rage (Luke 6:11), or a depraved temper (Eccl. 7:25; 9:3; 2 Pet. 2:16). David feigned madness (1 Sam. 21:13) at Gath because he "was sore afraid of Achish."

Synonyms of 'madness'

From: Moby Thesaurus