insane


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insane

adjective bereft of reason, certifiable, crazed, crazy, delirious, demented, deranged, frenetic, frenzied, hysterical, incoherent, insensate, lunatic, mad, maniacal, manic, mental, mentally deranged, non compos mentis, of unsound mind, paranoiac, raving, unsound, wandering, wild
Associated concepts: insanity defense, insanity plea
See also: deranged, lunatic, non compos mentis

INSANE. One deprived of the use of reason, after he has arrived at the age when he ought to have it, either by a natural defect or by accident. Domat, Lois Civ. Lib. prel. tit. 2, s. 1, n. 11.

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Accordingly, his relatives interfered and placed him in a private asylum for the insane.
Suddenly upon this scene burst the mad bull--a huge tusker, his little eyes inflamed with insane rage.
Is it insane suspicion which has made me so angry with the good friends who have been trying to save my reason?
Ladies and gentlemen," he said, coolly, "you see me under suspicious circumstances, but"--his voice was drowned in peals of laughter--such laughter as is heard in asylums for the insane.
And Clam came in, Nelson's partner before me, handsome as ever, but more reckless, half insane, burning himself out with whisky.
Where is the line between wrong mind and insane mind?
Two of his dearly loved children died, then he was parted from his wife by worse than death, for she became insane and remained so until she died.
I took it on myself to provide the best medical assistance, Lady Janet's insane prejudices against doctors impelling her to leave this important part of the arrangements entirely in my hands.
Gall observed that insane persons underwent an accession of their disorder twice in every month, at the epochs of new and full moon.
That is all, the drunkenness of life, the stirring and crawling of the yeast, the babbling of the life that is insane with consciousness that it is alive.
Sabin subdued an insane desire to struggle with him and discover, by force, if necessary, who was the sender of those few brief lines.
The Insane Asylum is admirably conducted, and so is the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb.