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Definition of 'insanity'

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The only defence for either man would be to plead insanity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He is expected to plead insanity in a bid to avoid murder charges. The Sun (2013)You should have grabbed a fork and jabbed her in the bottom, then pleaded temporary insanity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)What terrible, collective insanity has overtaken this country? Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's a very curious form of collective insanity. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Perhaps she was overcome by the heat, or more probably it was just a moment of temporary insanity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)At his trial, his revolutionary defence of partial insanity succeeded and presented the government of the day with a problem. The Sun (2011)Sport, like life, is about mastering the art of temporary insanity. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A temporary insanity may ensue. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But I don't think the insanity defence will do his lawyers much good. The Sun (2013)

Synonyms of 'insanity'

madness, mental disorder, dementia, aberration
stupidity, folly, lunacy, irresponsibility

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Translations for 'insanity'

British English: insanity NOUN
Insanity is the state of being insane.
The film is a powerful study of a woman's descent into insanity.

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