Madness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmædnəs|  American pronunciation of the word madness
Brit.  |ˈmædnəs|  British pronunciation of the word madness


- obsolete terms for legal insanity (syn: lunacy)
- 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: hydrophobia, lyssa, rabies)
- a feeling of intense anger (syn: fury, rage)
- the quality of being rash and foolish (syn: craziness, folly, foolishness)
- unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm (syn: rabidity)
poetry is a sort of divine madness

Extra examples

He suffered a series of tragedies that nearly drove him to madness.

Her friends told her the idea was pure madness, but she went through with it anyway.

It was the height of madness for him to drive at such high speeds!

It would be madness to drive all that way on your own.

Cutting down the forest is sheer madness (=completely crazy).

His family has a history of madness.

This deal is complete madness and could seriously haemorrhage the club.

A mind hovering on the verge of madness.

Madness seethed in his brain.

Madness and creativity could spring from the same source.

It verges (up)on madness.

They say that genius often goes hand in hand with madness.

In a moment of madness, I agreed to have the party at my house.

In a moment of madness I agreed to go with him.

There's a strain of madness in his family.

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