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madness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of madness

  1. 1 a serious mental disorder that prevents one from living a safe and normal life nowadays certain forms of madness are quite treatable Synonyms of madness aberration, dementia, derangement, lunacy, insanity, mania, rage [archaic]Words Related to madness neurosis, psychosis; instability, irrationality, unreasonableness; delirium, frenzy, hysteria; hallucinosis, hypomania, paranoia, schizophrenia; senile dementia; delusion, hallucination; monomania, obsession, phobia; abnormality, dementedness, unsoundnessNear Antonyms of madness lucidity, rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness; normality, soundnessAntonyms of madness mind, saneness, sanity

  2. 2 lack of good sense or judgment to do something so reckless would be sheer madness Synonyms of madness absurdity, asininity, balminess, brainlessness, craziness, daftness, dippiness, dottiness, fatuity, fatuousness, folly, imbecility, inanity, insanity, lunacy, foolishness, nonsensicalness, nuttiness, preposterousness, senselessness, silliness, simplicity, unwisdom, wackiness, witlessness, zaninessWords Related to madness denseness, dim-wittedness, doltishness, dopiness, dullness (also dulness), dumbness, feeblemindedness, gormlessness [chiefly British], idiocy, mindlessness, oafishness, obtuseness, simplemindedness, simpleness, slowness, stupidity, stupidness, vacuity; fallacy, irrationality, unreasonableness; kookiness, weirdness; laughableness, ludicrousness, ridiculousnessNear Antonyms of madness logicality, logicalness, rationality, rationalness, reasonability, reasonableness, validity; discernment, insight, perception, percipienceAntonyms of madness prudence, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sanity, sapience, sensibleness, soundness, wisdom

  3. 3 an intense emotional state of displeasure with someone or something her incessant insults goaded him to such madness that he would storm around breaking dishes and slamming doors Synonyms of madness angriness, birse [chiefly Scottish], choler, furor, fury, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, mad, anger, mood [archaic], outrage, rage, spleen, wrath, wrathfulnessWords Related to madness aggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritation, vexation; acrimoniousness, acrimony, animosity, antagonism, antipathy, bile, biliousness, bitterness, contempt, embitterment, empoisonment, enmity, grudge, hostility, rancor; envy, jaundice, jealousy, pique, resentment; malevolence, malice, spite, vengefulness, venom, vindictiveness, virulence, vitriol; belligerence, contentiousness, contrariness, crankiness, disputatiousness, hot-headedness, irascibility, irascibleness, irritability, orneriness, pugnaciousness, pugnacity, quarrelsomeness, querulousness; blowup, flare, flare-up, outburst; chafe, dander, dudgeon, huff, pet, rise, ruffle, temper; air rage, road rage; delirium, heat, passion, warmthNear Antonyms of madness calmness, forbearance, patienceAntonyms of madness delight, pleasure



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