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    madness - Dictionary definition and meaning for word madness

    Definition
    (noun) obsolete terms for legal insanity
    Synonyms : insaneness , lunacy
    Definition
    (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
    Synonyms : hydrophobia , lyssa , rabies
    Definition
    (noun) a feeling of intense anger
    Synonyms : fury , rage
    Example Sentence
    • hell hath no fury like a woman scorned
    • his face turned red with rage
    Definition
    (noun) the quality of being rash and foolish
    Synonyms : craziness , folly , foolishness
    Example Sentence
    • trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly
    • adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness
    Definition
    (noun) unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm
    Synonyms : rabidity , rabidness
    Example Sentence
    • poetry is a sort of divine madness
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