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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.]
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|Adv.||1.||insanely - in an insane manner; "she behaved insanely"; "he behaves crazily when he is off his medication"; "the witch cackled madly"; "screaming dementedly"|
sanely - in a sane or lucid manner; "she is behaving rather sanely these days even though we know she is schizophrenic"
|2.||insanely - (used as intensives) extremely; "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous"|