in·​sane·​ly | \ (ˌ)in-ˈsān-lē How to pronounce insanely (audio) \

Definition of insanely

1 : in an insane manner : in a way that suggests unsoundness or disorder of mind They sometimes gabbled insanely. One huge man was asking of the sky: "Say, where de plank road? Where de plank road!" It was as if he had lost a child.— Stephen Crane Glancing back, he saw all the carnage, death and misery he had caused in his career. The big rat laughed insanely and ran faster: on and on, past scenes of desolation and destruction …— Brian Jacques
2 : to a very extreme degree insanely jealous insanely happy insanely rich The plot is insanely intricate.— Terrence Rafferty Justin Bieber … took to Instagram to show off the insanely expensive Audemars Piguet diamond watch he purchased for her as a birthday gift …— Jane Meeker

First Known Use of insanely

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Insanely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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