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'Madness'

Definition of 'madness'
From: WordNet
noun
Obsolete terms for legal insanity [syn: lunacy, madness, insaneness]
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 [syn: rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madness]
noun
A feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage" [syn: fury, rage, 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" [syn: folly, foolishness, craziness, madness]
noun
Unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm; "poetry is a sort of divine madness" [syn: madness, rabidity, rabidness]
Definition of 'Madness'
From: GCIDE
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'
abandon, aberration, abnormality, acute articular rheumatism, African lethargy, ague, alienation, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, Asiatic cholera, asininity, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, battiness, black death, black fever, blackwater fever, brain damage, brainlessness, brainsickness, breakbone fever, brucellosis, bubonic plague, buffoonery, cachectic fever, cerebral rheumatism, Chagres fever, chicken pox, cholera, clouded mind, clownishness, cowpox, crackpottedness, crankiness, craze, craziness, daffiness, daftness, dandy fever, deer fly fever, delirium, dementedness, dementia, dengue, dengue fever, derangement, desipience, diphtheria, disorientation, distraction, dumdum fever, dysentery, eccentricity, ecstasy, elephantiasis, encephalitis lethargica, enteric fever, erysipelas, famine fever, fatuity, fatuousness, fire and fury, five-day fever, flu, folie, folly, foolery, foolheadedness, foolishness, frambesia, frenzy, frivolity, frivolousness, furor, furore, fury, futility, German measles, giddiness, glandular fever, goofiness, grippe, hansenosis, Haverhill fever, hepatitis, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, histoplasmosis, hookworm, hydrophobia, hysteria, idiocy, illogic, illogicality, illogicalness, imbecility, impracticality, inanity, ineptitude, infantile paralysis, infectious mononucleosis, inflammatory rheumatism, influenza, insaneness, insanity, intoxication, irrationality, jail fever, jungle rot, kala azar, kissing disease, lepra, leprosy, leptospirosis, loa loa, loaiasis, lockjaw, loss of mind, loss of reason, lunacy, malaria, malarial fever, mania, marsh fever, measles, meningitis, mental deficiency, mental derangement, mental disease, mental disorder, mental disturbance, mental illness, mental instability, mental sickness, milzbrand, mind overthrown, mindlessness, mindsickness, mumps, niaiserie, nonsense, nugacity, nuttiness, oddness, orgasm, orgy, ornithosis, osteomyelitis, paratyphoid fever, parotitis, parrot fever, passion, pertussis, pixilation, pneumonia, pointlessness, polio, poliomyelitis, polyarthritis rheumatism, ponos, possession, preposterousness, psittacosis, psychopathy, psychosis, queerness, rabbit fever, rabidness, rabies, rage, rapture, rat-bite fever, ravishment, reasonlessness, relapsing fever, rheumatic fever, rickettsialpox, ridiculousness, ringworm, rubella, rubeola, sappiness, scarlatina, scarlet fever, schistosomiasis, screwiness, senselessness, septic sore throat, shattered mind, shingles, sick mind, sickness, silliness, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness, smallpox, snail fever, splenic fever, spotted fever, strangeness, strep throat, stupidity, swamp fever, tearing passion, tetanus, thoughtlessness, thrush, tinea, towering rage, transport, trench fever, trench mouth, triflingness, triviality, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhoid, typhoid fever, typhus, typhus fever, unbalance, unbalanced mind, undulant fever, unsaneness, unsound mind, unsoundness, unsoundness of mind, vaccinia, varicella, variola, venereal disease, viral dysentery, wackiness, weirdness, whooping cough, witlessness, yaws, yellow fever, yellow jack, zaniness, zanyism, zona, zoster
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