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in·sane

 (ĭn-sān′)
adj.
1.
a. Of, exhibiting, or afflicted with mental derangement. Not used in psychiatric diagnosis.
b. Characteristic of or associated with persons who are mentally deranged: an insane laugh; insane babbling.
c. Intended for use by such persons: an insane asylum.
2. Having been determined to be in a condition that meets the legal definition of insanity.
3. Immoderate; wild: insane jealousy.
4. Very foolish; absurd: took insane risks behind the wheel.

[Latin īnsānus : in-, not; see in-1 + sānus, sane, healthy.]

in·sane′ly adv.
in·sane′ness n.

insane

(ɪnˈseɪn)
adj
1.
a. mentally deranged; crazy; of unsound mind
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the insane.
2. (Psychology) characteristic of a person of unsound mind: an insane stare.
3. irresponsible; very foolish; stupid
inˈsanely adv
inˈsaneness n

in•sane

(ɪnˈseɪn)

adj.
1. (not in technical use) mentally unsound or deranged; demented; mad.
2. of, characteristic of, or for persons who are mentally deranged.
3. utterly senseless; irrational: an insane plan.
[1550–60; < Latin]
in•sane′ly, adv.
in•sane′ness, n.

insane

, insanity - Latin sanus, "healthy," is part of insane and insanity.
See also related terms for healthy.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"
irrational - not consistent with or using reason; "irrational fears"; "irrational animals"
unreasonable - not reasonable; not showing good judgment
sane - mentally healthy; free from mental disorder; "appears to be completely sane"
2.insane - very foolishinsane - very foolish; "harebrained ideas"; "took insane risks behind the wheel"; "a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains"
foolish - devoid of good sense or judgment; "foolish remarks"; "a foolish decision"

insane

adjective
1. mad, crazy, nuts (slang), cracked (slang), mental (slang), barking (slang), crackers (Brit. slang), mentally ill, crazed, demented, cuckoo (informal), deranged, loopy (informal), round the bend (informal), barking mad (slang), out of your mind, gaga (informal), screwy (informal), doolally (slang), off your trolley (slang), round the twist (informal), of unsound mind, not right in the head, non compos mentis (Latin), off your rocker (slang), not the full shilling (informal), mentally disordered Some people simply can't take it and they go insane.
mad sound, normal, sensible, rational, sane, lucid

insane

adjective
1. Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
Translations
جُنونيمَجْنُونٌمَجْنون، مَريض عَقْلِيًّا
duševně chorýnesmyslný
sindssygåndssvag
dementeenfermo mentalinsensatoloco
hullujärjetönmielenvikainen
lud
fáránlegurgeîveikur
正気でない
미친
beprotystėne viso protopsichinė ligapsichiškai nesveikas
nenormālsneprātīgsvājprātīgs
blazen
sinnessjuk
ที่วิกลจริต
delisaçmaçıldırmış
mất trí

insane

[ɪnˈseɪn]
A. ADJ
1. (= mad) → loco
he is quite insaneestá completamente locoes un demente
the jury decided King was insane at the timeel jurado decidió que King estaba loco or no estaba en su sano juicio en aquel momento
she had killed him while temporarily insanelo había matado mientras sufría demencia temporal
to drive sb insaneenloquecer or volver loco a algn
to go insanevolverse loco
insane jealousycelos mpl enfermizos
2. (fig) (= crazy) [suggestion, idea] → descabellado; [act] → insensato
if I told them that, they'd think I was insanesi les dijese eso, pensarían que estoy completamente loca or que no estoy en mi sano juicio
this idea is totally insaneesta idea es una verdadera locura or es totalmente descabellada
to drive sb insanesacar a algn de quicio
it would be insane to let him go by himselfsería una locura dejarle ir solo
B. NPL the insanelos enfermos mentales
see also criminally
C. CPD insane asylum N (US) → manicomio m, psiquiátrico m

insane

[ɪnˈseɪn]
adj
(clinically) [person] → fou(folle)
Pugin died insane at the age of forty → Pugin est mort fou à l'âge de quarante ans.
to go insane → devenir fou(folle)
His first wife went insane → Sa première femme est devenue folle. criminally insane
[idea, suggestion] → fou(folle)
npl
the insane → les malades mentaux criminally insane

insane

adj
(lit)geisteskrank; (fig inf)wahnsinnig, irrsinnig; to drive somebody insane (lit)jdn um den Verstand bringen; (fig inf)jdn wahnsinnig machen; to go insane (lit)den Verstand verlieren; (fig inf)wahnsinnig werden; you must be insane! (inf)du bist wohl wahnsinnig!; that’s insane! (inf)das ist Wahnsinn or Irrsinn!; insane jealousyrasende Eifersucht; he was judged criminally insaneer wurde als psychisch kranker Straftäter eingeschätzt
(esp US) insane asylum/wardAnstalt f/Abteilung ffür Geisteskranke
pl the insanedie Geisteskranken pl

insane

[ɪnˈseɪn]
1. adj (person) → pazzo/a, matto/a (Med) → malato/a di mente; (act) → folle, demenziale
to drive sb insane (fig) → far impazzire or far diventar matto/a qn
2. npl the insanei malati di mente
an asylum for the insane → un manicomio

insane

(inˈsein) adjective
1. mad; mentally ill.
2. extremely foolish. It was insane to think he would give you the money.
inˈsanity (-ˈsӕ-) noun

insane

مَجْنُونٌ duševně chorý sindssyg wahnsinnig παράφρων insensato järjetön fou lud pazzo 正気でない 미친 krankzinnig vanvittig obłąkany insano, louco безумный sinnessjuk ที่วิกลจริต deli mất trí 患精神病的

in·sane

a. loco-a, demente.

insane

adj loco
References in classic literature ?
A terrible fear was upon her, --the fear of the world beyond the bayou, the morbid and insane dread she had been under since childhood.
Hepzibah almost adopted the insane belief that it was her old Puritan ancestor, and not the modern Judge, on whom she had just been wreaking the bitterness of her heart.
Was there a "secret" at Bly--a mystery of Udolpho or an insane, an unmentionable relative kept in unsuspected confinement?
I began to grow vexed with him; it seemed so downright senseless and insane to be sitting there all day and half the night on his hams in a cold room, holding a piece of wood on his head.
Jurgis attended and got half insane with drink, and began quarreling over a girl; his arm was pretty strong by then, and he set to work to clean out the place, and ended in a cell in the police station.
she said, clenching her hand, while an insane light glanced in her heavy black eyes.
I thought it insane to take Soldier Boy to Spain, but it was well that I yielded to Cathy's pleadings; if he had been left behind, half of her heart would have remained with him, and she would not have been contented.
They make up and go to work again in the same old insane way, but the crippled ant is at a disadvantage; tug as he may, the other one drags off the booty and him at the end of it.
Remember how few minutes I was at Randalls, and in how bewildered, how mad a state: and I am not much better yet; still insane either from happiness or misery.
I only entertained the intention for a moment; for, not being insane, the crisis of exquisite and unalloyed despair, which had originated the wish and design of self-destruction, was past in a second.
I went to hide little Hareton, and to take the shot out of the master's fowling-piece, which he was fond of playing with in his insane excitement, to the hazard of the lives of any who provoked, or even attracted his notice too much; and I had hit upon the plan of removing it, that he might do less mischief if he did go the length of firing the gun.
The boy is half insane with hysteria and self-indulgence.