Insanity

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Insanity->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ disordered reason
disordered reason
disordered intellect
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ diseased mind
diseased mind
unsound mind
abnormal mind
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ derangement
derangement
unsoundness
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ insanity
insanity
lunacy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ madness
madness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ mania
mania
rabies
furor
mental alienation
aberration
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ paranoia
paranoia
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ dementation
dementation
dementia
demency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ phrenitis
phrenitis
phrensy
frenzy
raving
incoherence
wandering
delirium
calenture of the brain
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ delusion
delusion
hallucination
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ lycanthropy
lycanthropy
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ brain storm|
brain storm|
=>!
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ vertigo
vertigo
dizziness
swimming
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ sunstroke
sunstroke
coup de soleil
siriasis
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ fanaticism
fanaticism
infatuation
craze
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ oddity
oddity
eccentricity
twist
monomania
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ kleptodipsomania
kleptodipsomania
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ hypochondriasis
hypochondriasis
&c.(low spirits) 837
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ melancholia
melancholia
hysteria
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ amentia
amentia
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ screw loose
screw loose
tile loose
slate loose
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ bee in one's bonnet
bee in one's bonnet
rats in the upper story
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ dotage
dotage
&c.(imbecility) 499
PARAG:Insanity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be insane
be insane
&c.->Adj.
become insane
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lose one's senses
lose one's senses
lose one's reason
lose one's faculties
lose one's wits
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ go mad
go mad
run mad
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ rave
rave
dote
ramble
wander
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ drivel
drivel
&c.(be imbecile) 499
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have a screw loose
have a screw loose
&c.->N.
have a devil
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ avoir le diable au corps
avoir le diable au corps
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ lose one
lose one
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ s head
s head
&c.(be uncertain) 475
GRP: \\ V \\ 2
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ render mad
render mad
drive mad
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ madden
madden
dementate
addle the wits
derange the head
infatuate
befool
Sgm: \\ V \\ 2 \\ turn the brain
turn the brain
turn one's head
PARAG:Insanity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ insane
insane
mad
lunatic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ crazy
crazy
crazed
aliene
non compos mentis
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ not right
not right
cracked
touched
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ bereft of reason
bereft of reason
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ all possessed
all possessed
unhinged
unsettled in one's mind
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ insensate
insensate
reasonless
beside oneself
demented
daft
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ phrenzied
phrenzied
frenzied
frenetic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ possessed
possessed
possessed with a devil
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ deranged
deranged
maddened
moonstruck
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ shatterpated
shatterpated
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ mad-brained
mad-brained
scatter brained
shatter brained
crackbrained
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ off one's head
off one's head
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ maniacal
maniacal
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ delirious
delirious
lightheaded
incoherent
rambling
doting
wandering
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 2 \\ frantic
frantic
raving
stark staring mad
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ corybantic
corybantic
dithyrambic
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ rabid
rabid
giddy
vertiginous
wild
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ haggard
haggard
mazed
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ flighty
flighty
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ distracted
distracted
distraught
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 3 \\ bewildered
bewildered
&c.(uncertain) 475
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ mad as a March hare
mad as a March hare
mad as a hatter
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ of unsound mind
of unsound mind
&c.->N.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ touched in one's head
touched in one's head
wrong in one's head
not right in one's head
not in one's right mind
not right in one's wits
upper story
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ out of one's mind
out of one's mind
far gone
out of one's senses
out of one's wits
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 4 \\ not in one's right mind
not in one's right mind
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 5
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ fanatical
fanatical
infatuated
odd
eccentric
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 5 \\ hypped
hypped
hyppish
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 6
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 6 \\ imbecile
imbecile
silly
&c. 499
PARAG:Insanity->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ like one possessed
like one possessed

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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