synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of madness in English

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From Middle English madnes, madnesse; equivalent to mad +‎ -ness.

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmad.nəs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmæd.nəs/, /ˈmæd.nɪs/
  • (New Zealand) IPA(key): /ˈmɛd.nɘs/
  • Rhymes: (US) -ædnəs

madness (countable and uncountable, plural madnesses)

  1. The state of being mad; insanity; mental disease.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:insanity
  2. The state of being angry.
  3. rash folly

To convey the state of being mad as in angry, the word anger is used instead.

  • sanity
  • Amsdens, desmans

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