insane


insane
adj.
VERBS
be, look, seem, sound

It seems insane to cut the budget now.

become, go

He later became insane and was confined to an asylum.

He went almost insane when he heard that his daughter had died.

drive sb

You're driving me nearly insane with that noise.

certify sb (as) (BrE), declare sb

In 1975 she was certified clinically insane and sent to a mental hospital.

ADVERB
absolutely, completely, quite (esp. BrE), seriously (esp. AmE), totally, utterly

The whole idea is totally insane.

literally, truly
almost, nearly
a little, slightly, etc.
temporarily

She claimed she was temporarily insane during the attack.

clearly, obviously

He was clearly insane.

mentally (esp. AmE)

He displays a fearlessness that borders on the mentally insane.

certifiably, clinically, legally
criminally

He is criminally insane, unable to stop himself from attacking women.

Insane is used with these nouns: ↑asylum, ↑grin, ↑jealousy, ↑laughter, ↑murderer

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • insane — insane, mad, crazy, crazed, demented, deranged, lunatic, maniac, non compos mentis are comparable in their general or nontechnical senses (for senses of corresponding nouns used technically see INSANITY) and as meaning afflicted by or manifesting …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Insane — 2011 Daten Standort Gröna Lund (Stockholm, Schweden) Typ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Insane — In*sane , a. [L. insanus. See {In } not, and {Sane}.] 1. Exhibiting unsoundness or disorder of mind; not sane; mad; deranged in mind; delirious; distracted. See {Insanity}, 2. [1913 Webster] 2. Used by, or appropriated to, insane persons; as, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • insane — (adj.) 1550s, from L. insanus mad, insane; outrageous, excessive, extravagant, from in not (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + sanus well, healthy, sane. Originally only of persons; of actions, from 1842. Cf. LUNATIC (Cf. lunatic); and It. pazzo insane,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • insane — [in sān′] adj. [L insanus] 1. not sane; mentally ill or deranged; demented; mad: not a technical term: see INSANITY ☆ 2. of or for insane people [an insane asylum] 3. very foolish, impractical, extravagant, etc.; senseless insanely adv …   English World dictionary

  • insane — in·sane adj: affected with insanity Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. insane I …   Law dictionary

  • insane — [adj] mentally ill; foolish batty*, bizarre, cracked*, crazed, crazy, cuckoo*, daft, demented, derailed, deranged, fatuous, frenzied, idiotic, impractical, irrational, irresponsible, loony*, lunatic, mad, maniacal, mental, moonstruck*, nuts*,… …   New thesaurus

  • insane — ► ADJECTIVE 1) in or relating to an unsound state of mind; seriously mentally ill. 2) extremely foolish; irrational. DERIVATIVES insanely adverb insanity noun. ORIGIN Latin insanus, from in not + sanus healthy …   English terms dictionary

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