AskDefine | Define madness

Dictionary Definition



1 obsolete terms for legal insanity [syn: lunacy, insaneness]
2 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 [syn: rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa]
3 a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage" [syn: fury, rage]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The state of being mad; insanity; mental disease.
  2. rash folly



the state of being mad; insanity; mental disease
  • Czech: šílenství
  • Finnish: hulluus
  • Spanish: locura
rash folly
  • Finnish: hulluus

Extensive Definition

Madness may refer to:

See also

madness in Italian: Madness (disambigua)
madness in Slovenian: Madness (razločitev)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, abandon, aberration, abnormality, acute articular rheumatism, ague, alienation, alkali disease, amebiasis, amebic dysentery, anthrax, asininity, bacillary dysentery, bastard measles, battiness, black death, black fever, blackwater fever, brain damage, brainlessness, brainsickness, breakbone fever, brucellosis, bubonic plague, buffoonery, cachectic fever, cerebral rheumatism, chicken pox, cholera, clouded mind, clownishness, cowpox, crackpottedness, crankiness, craze, craziness, daffiness, daftness, dandy fever, deer fly fever, delirium, dementedness, dementia, dengue, dengue fever, derangement, desipience, diphtheria, disorientation, distraction, dumdum fever, dysentery, eccentricity, ecstasy, elephantiasis, encephalitis lethargica, enteric fever, erysipelas, famine fever, fatuity, fatuousness, fire and fury, five-day fever, flu, folie, folly, foolery, foolheadedness, foolishness, frambesia, frenzy, frivolity, frivolousness, furor, furore, fury, futility, giddiness, glandular fever, goofiness, grippe, hansenosis, hepatitis, herpes, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, histoplasmosis, hookworm, hydrophobia, hysteria, idiocy, illogic, illogicality, illogicalness, imbecility, impracticality, inanity, ineptitude, infantile paralysis, infectious mononucleosis, inflammatory rheumatism, influenza, insaneness, insanity, intoxication, irrationality, jail fever, jungle rot, kala azar, kissing disease, lepra, leprosy, leptospirosis, loa loa, loaiasis, lockjaw, loss of mind, loss of reason, lunacy, malaria, malarial fever, mania, marsh fever, measles, meningitis, mental deficiency, mental derangement, mental disease, mental disorder, mental disturbance, mental illness, mental instability, mental sickness, milzbrand, mind overthrown, mindlessness, mindsickness, mumps, niaiserie, nonsense, nugacity, nuttiness, oddness, orgasm, orgy, ornithosis, osteomyelitis, paratyphoid fever, parotitis, parrot fever, passion, pertussis, pixilation, pneumonia, pointlessness, polio, poliomyelitis, polyarthritis rheumatism, ponos, possession, preposterousness, psittacosis, psychopathy, psychosis, queerness, rabbit fever, rabidness, rabies, rage, rapture, rat-bite fever, ravishment, reasonlessness, relapsing fever, rheumatic fever, rickettsialpox, ridiculousness, ringworm, rubella, rubeola, sappiness, scarlatina, scarlet fever, schistosomiasis, screwiness, senselessness, septic sore throat, shattered mind, shingles, sick mind, sickness, silliness, sleeping sickness, sleepy sickness, smallpox, snail fever, splenic fever, spotted fever, strangeness, strep throat, stupidity, swamp fever, tearing passion, tetanus, thoughtlessness, thrush, tinea, towering rage, transport, trench fever, trench mouth, triflingness, triviality, tuberculosis, tularemia, typhoid, typhoid fever, typhus, typhus fever, unbalance, unbalanced mind, undulant fever, unsaneness, unsound mind, unsoundness, unsoundness of mind, vaccinia, varicella, variola, venereal disease, viral dysentery, wackiness, weirdness, whooping cough, witlessness, yaws, yellow fever, yellow jack, zaniness, zanyism, zona, zoster
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