Need another word that means the same as “insane”? Find 29 synonyms and 30 related words for “insane” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Insane” are: harebrained, mad, of unsound mind, certifiable, psychotic, schizophrenic, crazy, idiotic, stupid, silly, senseless, nonsensical, pointless, absurd, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, laughable, preposterous, weird, bizarre, fatuous, inane, imbecilic, moronic, asinine, mindless, half-baked, ill-conceived
Insane as an Adjective
Definitions of "Insane" as an adjective
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “insane” as an adjective can have the following definitions:
- Astonishingly good or impressive; amazing.
- Extremely annoyed.
- Afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement.
- Shocking; outrageous.
- (of an action or quality) characterized or caused by madness.
- Very foolish.
- In a state of mind which prevents normal perception, behaviour, or social interaction; seriously mentally ill.
- Extremely foolish; irrational.
Synonyms of "Insane" as an adjective (29 Words)
|absurd||So unreasonable as to invite derision.|
It may look absurd but having a treadmill desk could improve your attention span.
|asinine||Devoid of intelligence.|
Lydia ignored his asinine remark.
|bizarre||Very strange or unusual.|
A bizarre situation.
|certifiable||Fit to be certified as insane (and treated accordingly.|
A certifiable fact.
|crazy||Intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with.|
Stella went crazy and assaulted a visitor.
|farcical||Relating to or resembling farce, especially because of absurd or ridiculous aspects.|
A farcical situation.
|fatuous||Extremely silly or stupid.|
A fatuous comment.
|half-baked||Foolish; totally unsound.|
|idiotic||So unreasonable as to invite derision.|
An idiotic idea.
|ill-conceived||Poorly conceived or thought out.|
|imbecilic||Having a mental age of three to seven years.|
|inane||Devoid of intelligence.|
Don t badger people with inane questions.
|laughable||So unreasonable as to invite derision.|
If it didn t make me so angry it would be laughable.
|ludicrous||Broadly or extravagantly humorous; resembling farce.|
Every night he wore a ludicrous outfit.
|mad||Affected with madness or insanity.|
A man who had gone mad.
|mindless||Not mindful or attentive- G.B.Shaw.|
|moronic||Having a mental age of between eight and twelve years.|
Television s latest moronic soap opera.
|nonsensical||Having no intelligible meaning.|
He dismissed the claim as nonsensical.
|of unsound mind||Physically unsound or diseased.|
|pointless||Having no points scores.|
It s pointless to plan too far ahead.
|preposterous||Contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous.|
A preposterous suggestion.
|psychotic||Relating to, denoting, or suffering from a psychosis.|
A psychotic disturbance.
|ridiculous||Deserving or inviting derision or mockery; absurd.|
That ridiculous tartan cap.
|schizophrenic||Having, relating to, or characteristic of schizophrenia.|
|senseless||Not marked by the use of reason.|
The attack left a policeman beaten senseless.
He would brood about silly things.
|weird||Strikingly odd or unusual- Bram Stoker.|
A weird coincidence.
Usage Examples of "Insane" as an adjective
- He had gone insane.
- Insane laughter.
- They were making insane amounts of money.
- She had an insane desire to giggle.
- Took insane risks behind the wheel.
- The peanut butter chocolate is insane.
- A fly whose buzzing had been driving me insane.
- Was declared insane.
- His eyes were glowing with insane fury.
Associations of "Insane" (30 Words)
|bipolar||Of a person suffering from bipolar disorder.|
A sharply bipolar division of affluent and underclass.
|certifiable||Capable of being guaranteed or certified.|
It is possible that he will have to return to hospital but at the moment he is not certifiable.
Crazy about cars and racing.
|daft||Informal or slang terms for mentally irregular.|
Don t ask such daft questions.
|demented||Behaving irrationally due to anger, distress, or excitement.|
She was demented with worry.
A deranged gunman.
|disturbed||Affected with madness or insanity.|
|epilepsy||A disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions.|
|folly||A theatrical revue with glamorous female performers.|
An act of sheer folly.
|frenetic||Excessively agitated; distraught with fear or other violent emotion.|
Frenetic screams followed the accident.
|frenzy||A state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behaviour.|
Doreen worked herself into a frenzy of rage.
|hysteria||Excessive or uncontrollable fear.|
The anti Semitic hysteria of the 1890s.
|hysterical||Marked by excessive or uncontrollable emotion.|
A mob of hysterical vigilantes.
|insanity||Extreme foolishness or irrationality.|
It might be pure insanity to take this loan.
|lunatic||An extremely foolish or eccentric person.|
This lunatic just accelerated out from the side of the road.
|mad||Affected with madness or insanity.|
She pictured loved ones mad with anxiety about her.
|madden||Cause to go crazy; cause to lose one’s mind.|
This is ridiculous she told him maddened by his reaction.
|mania||An excessive enthusiasm or desire; an obsession.|
He had a mania for automobiles.
|mentally||In your mind.|
Soldiers become physically and mentally exhausted.
|neurotic||A neurotic person.|
I wasn t going to be labelled as a hypochondriac or neurotic.
The way he turns on the television as soon as he walks in drives me nuts.
|paranoia||A mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically worked into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.|
Mild paranoia afflicts all prime ministers.
|paranoid||A person who is paranoid.|
You think I m paranoid but I tell you there is something going on.
|psychopath||Someone with a sociopathic personality a person with an antisocial personality disorder psychopath was once widely used but has now been superseded by sociopath.|
Playground psychopaths will gather around a fight to encourage the combatants.
|psychosis||A severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.|
They were suffering from a psychosis.
|rabid||Of or connected with rabies.|
|raving||In a raving manner.|
The raving of maniacs.
|schizophrenia||(in general use) a mentality or approach characterized by inconsistent or contradictory elements.|
Gibraltar s schizophrenia continues to be fed by colonial pride.
|simpleton||A person lacking intelligence or common sense.|
Stop grinning at me like a simpleton.
|unbalanced||Not giving accurate, fair, or equal coverage to all aspects; partial.|
This may give an unbalanced impression of the competition.