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insane - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'insane' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Insane [ a.]
- Exhibiting unsoundness or disorded of mind; not sane; mad; deranged in mind; delirious; distracted. See Insanity, 2.
- Used by, or appropriated to, insane persons; as, an insane hospital.
- Causing insanity or madness.
- Characterized by insanity or the utmost folly; chimerical; unpractical; as, an insane plan, attempt, etc.

Meaning of 'insane' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . insane [ a]
Meaning (1):
- afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement
Example in sentence:
  • insane laughter;
  • was declared insane
2 . insane [ s]
Meaning (2):
- very foolish
Example in sentence:
  • a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains;
  • harebrained ideas;
  • took insane risks behind the wheel