Synonyms of madness


1. lunacy, madness, insaneness, insanity

usage: obsolete terms for legal insanity

2. rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madness, zoonosis, zoonotic disease

usage: an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain

3. fury, rage, madness, anger, choler, ire

usage: a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage"

4. folly, foolishness, craziness, madness, stupidity

usage: the quality of being rash and foolish; "trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly"; "adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness"

5. madness, rabidity, rabidness, exuberance, enthusiasm, ebullience

usage: unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm; "poetry is a sort of divine madness"

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