Need another word that means the same as “insanity”? Find 21 synonyms and 30 related words for “insanity” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Insanity” are: madness, insaneness, dementia, dementedness, lunacy, instability, loss of reason, folly, foolishness, foolhardiness, idiocy, stupidity, imbecility, asininity, silliness, senselessness, thoughtlessness, irrationality, illogicality, absurdity, ridiculousness
Insanity as a Noun
Definitions of "Insanity" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “insanity” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- The state of being seriously mentally ill; madness.
- Extreme foolishness or irrationality.
- Relatively permanent disorder of the mind.
Synonyms of "Insanity" as a noun (21 Words)
|absurdity||The quality or state of being ridiculous or wildly unreasonable.|
Duncan laughed at the absurdity of the situation.
|asininity||The quality of being asinine; stupidity combined with stubbornness.|
|dementedness||Mental deterioration of organic or functional origin.|
|dementia||Mental deterioration of organic or functional origin.|
|folly||A stupid mistake.|
An act of sheer folly.
|foolhardiness||The trait of giving little thought to danger.|
|foolishness||A stupid mistake.|
Adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness.
|idiocy||Extremely stupid behaviour.|
The idiocy of decimating yew forests.
|illogicality||Invalid or incorrect reasoning.|
|imbecility||Retardation more severe than a moron but not as severe as an idiot.|
|insaneness||Obsolete terms for legal insanity.|
|instability||Unreliability attributable to being unstable.|
She showed increasing signs of mental instability.
|irrationality||The state of being irrational; lacking powers of understanding.|
The sheer irrationality of continuing a policy doomed to failure.
|loss of reason||Something that is lost.|
|lunacy||Obsolete terms for legal insanity.|
Such an economic policy would be sheer lunacy.
|madness||The state of having a serious mental illness.|
Poetry is a sort of divine madness.
|ridiculousness||The quality or state of deserving or inviting derision or mockery.|
I recognize the sheer ridiculousness of being afraid of something the size of my thumbnail.
|senselessness||Total lack of meaning or ideas.|
|silliness||An impulsive scatterbrained manner.|
Children will love the sheer silliness of the enterprise.
|stupidity||A poor ability to understand or to profit from experience.|
A comedy of infantile stupidity.
|thoughtlessness||The trait of not thinking carefully before acting.|
Usage Examples of "Insanity" as a noun
- He suffered from bouts of insanity.
- It might be pure insanity to take this loan.
- The insanities of our time.
Associations of "Insanity" (30 Words)
|amok||Wildly frenzied and out of control.|
|berserk||Frenzied as if possessed by a demon.|
A man went berserk with an arsenal of guns.
|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||(of an angle) appearing absurdly out of place or unlikely.|
The monument leant at a crazy angle.
Don t ask such daft questions.
|demented||Behaving irrationally due to anger, distress, or excitement.|
She was demented with worry.
|demoniac||Relating to or characteristic of a demon or demons.|
A deranged gunman.
|disturbed||Having had the normal pattern or functioning disrupted.|
The treatment of disturbed children.
|dumb||Make dumb or unheard silence.|
He was born deaf dumb and blind.
|folly||A theatrical revue with glamorous female performers.|
Trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly.
|foolery||Foolish or senseless behavior.|
We endured his foolery all afternoon.
|hubris||Overbearing pride or presumption.|
The self assured hubris among economists was shaken in the late 1980s.
|idiot||A person of subnormal intelligence.|
|imbecility||A stupid mistake.|
|indulgence||In the Roman Catholic Church a grant by the Pope of remission of the temporal punishment in purgatory still due for sins after absolution The unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners was a widespread abuse during the later Middle Ages.|
In the Middle Ages the unrestricted sale of indulgences by pardoners became a widespread abuse.
|lunacy||Extreme folly or eccentricity.|
It has been suggested that originality demands a degree of lunacy.
|lunatic||An extremely foolish or eccentric person.|
This lunatic just accelerated out from the side of the road.
|mad||Make someone mad.|
She gets mad when you wake her up so early.
A maniacal frenzy.
|mentally||In a manner relating to the mind.|
Soldiers become physically and mentally exhausted.
The way he turns on the television as soon as he walks in drives me nuts.
|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.
|raving||In a raving manner.|
She d never been a raving beauty.
|silly||Inspiring scornful pity.|
Don t be a silly.
|simpleton||A person lacking intelligence or common sense.|
Stop grinning at me like a simpleton.
|stupidity||The quality of being stupid or unintelligent.|
I can t believe my own stupidity.
|unbalanced||Being or thrown out of equilibrium.|
This may give an unbalanced impression of the competition.