Definition of Insane

1. Adjective. Afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement. "Insane laughter"




2. Adjective. Very foolish. "A completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains"
Exact synonyms: Harebrained, Mad
Similar to: Foolish
Derivative terms: Madness

Definition of Insane

1. a. Exhibiting unsoundness or disorder of mind; not sane; mad; deranged in mind; delirious; distracted. See Insanity, 2.

Definition of Insane

1. Adjective. Exhibiting unsoundness or disorder of mind; not sane; mad; deranged in mind; delirious; distracted. ¹

2. Adjective. Used by, or appropriated to, insane persons; as, an insane hospital. ¹

3. Adjective. Causing insanity or madness. ¹

4. Adjective. Characterized by insanity or the utmost folly; chimerical; unpractical; as, an insane plan, attempt, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insane

1. mentally unsound [adj -SANER, -SANEST] : INSANELY [adv]

Medical Definition of Insane

1. 1. Of unsound mind; severely mentally impaired; deranged; crazy. 2. Relating to insanity. Origin: L. In-neg. + sanus, sound, sane (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Insane

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1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1894)
"Minnesota insane Legislation. A SERIOUS complication has arisen in the State of Minnesota regarding the commitment of the insane, the laws of 1893 having ..."

2. Index of Economic Material in the Documents of the States of the United by Adelaide Rosalia Hasse, Carnegie Institution of Washington. Dept. of Economics and Sociology (1912)
"Confinement of chronic insane In Infirmaries and jails; provision for them by additions to ... insane asylums: two destroyed by fire within four years; ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1894)
"Minnesota insane Legislation. A SERIOUS complication has arisen in the State of Minnesota regarding the commitment of the insane, the laws of 1893 having ..."

4. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"Restoration to capacity for self-care and to ability to contribute to the good of society are the desired ends in the treatment of both the insane and the ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1864)
"Of the Pennsylvania Hospital for the insane, for. the year 1863. 3. ... Of the insane Asylum of the State of California, for the fiscal year 1858-59. 1. ..."

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