Definition of madness
1 : the quality or state of being mad: such asa : a state of severe mental illness —not used technically … fortifications against an inner darkness, the threat of madness that crouched above him throughout his life. — Robert F. Mossb : behavior or thinking that is very foolish or dangerous : extreme folly an idea that is pure/sheer madnessc : ecstasy, enthusiasmd : intense anger : rage
2 : any of several ailments of animals marked by frenzied behavior; specifically : rabies
Examples of madness in a Sentence
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!
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On the other side, there was pure madness, befitting the Yakety Sax theme.
While there’s plenty of hilarious Marx Brothers-style anarchy here, all the performances are dead serious in their ridiculousness, capturing the big, self-preserving egos beneath the small-town madness.
So for the love of all things holy, spread the word like nutella, and stop the madness.
The movement has been seized by a kind of discrediting madness, in which conspiracy delusions figure prominently.
At the center of all this madness is Depp, whose Sparrow is now down-on-his-luck and abandoned by his crew.
This is one definition of madness: a confusion of categories, of order.
That was definitely the madness of Quentin’s genius mind.
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