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

Examples of insanely in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of insanely was in 1766

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“Insanely.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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