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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 ?
La knew only too well the insane ferocity of a bull elephant in MUST.
He may drift into insane delusions, if his present course of life is not altered.
Where is the line between wrong mind and insane mind?
In his lay capacity, he persisted in sitting down in the damp to such an insane extent, that when his coat was taken off to be dried at the kitchen fire, the circumstantial evidence on his trousers would have hanged him if it had been a capital offence.
said the woman, with a sharp flash of her eye, a glance so wild and insane in its light as to be almost appalling.
There seemed but little in the words, but the tone conveyed more of deep helpless sadness than the insane old man had ever before evinced.
If I go suddenly insane some of these days `know all men by these presents' that those coffin-plates have caused it.
SHE is insane," muttered the prince, suddenly recollecting all that had passed, with a spasm of pain at his heart.
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.
There is no cruelty greater than a woman's to a man who loves her and whom she does not love; she has no kindness then, no tolerance even, she has only an insane irritation.
His wan features wore a look of a tiny, insane demon.
Ladies and gentlemen," he said, coolly, "you see me under suspicious circumstances, but"--his voice was drowned in peals of laughter--such laughter as is heard in asylums for the insane.