Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun madness

5 senses of madness

Sense 1
lunacy, madness, insaneness -- (obsolete terms for legal insanity)
       => insanity -- (relatively permanent disorder of the mind)

Sense 2
rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa, madness -- (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)
       => zoonosis, zoonotic disease -- (an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans)

Sense 3
fury, rage, madness -- (a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned"; "his face turned red with rage")
       => anger, choler, ire -- (a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance)

Sense 4
folly, foolishness, craziness, madness -- (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")
       => stupidity -- (a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience)

Sense 5
madness, rabidity, rabidness -- (unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm; "poetry is a sort of divine madness")
       => exuberance, enthusiasm, ebullience -- (overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval)

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