Associations to the word «Madness»


MADNESS, noun. The state of being mad; insanity; mental disease.
MADNESS, noun. Rash folly

Dictionary definition

MADNESS, noun. Obsolete terms for legal insanity.
MADNESS, noun. An acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain.
MADNESS, noun. A feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage".
MADNESS, noun. The quality of being rash and foolish; "trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly"; "adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness".
MADNESS, noun. Unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm; "poetry is a sort of divine madness".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky