Examples from the Web for insane
After all, what says Christmas more than obligations, gastrointestinal distress, and insane dining companions?
Yet she spoke of his dignity in such an insane situation and when she touched on his pain she expressed her own on his behalf.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's insane that you are losing friends in real life because of their ignorance on the Internet.
“It's insane to see what the extreme version of that type of helpless anger combined with mental illness can create,” Cook wrote.
Now we need to change the insane policies that lead to his killing.Eric Garner Was Choked to Death for Selling Loosies|Nick Gillespie|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From fancying herself neglected by her husband she became jealous of him—a most absurd and insane idea.The Young People's Wesley|W. McDonald
Of course I at once sent for old Dr. Macnab, and asked him to fetch a certificate for an insane person with him.Scotch Wit and Humor|W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
He tried Hawaii, where, unable to prove him insane, the authorities deported him.The Cruise of the Snark|Jack London
The only way to combat these conditions in the city is to have strict registration of all feeble-minded and insane.The Eugenic Marriage, Volume I. (of IV.)|W. Grant Hague, M.D.
Honora, in spite of her discomfort, had an insane desire to giggle.A Modern Chronicle, Complete|Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for insane
- mentally deranged; crazy; of unsound mind
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the insane
Word Origin and History for insane
1550s, from Latin insanus "mad, insane; outrageous, excessive, extravagant," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + sanus "well, healthy, sane" (see sane). Originally only of persons; of actions, from 1842. Cf. lunatic; and Italian pazzo "insane," originally a euphemism, from Latin patiens "suffering." German verrückt, literally past participle of verrücken "to displace," "applied to the brain as to a clock that is 'out of order' " [Buck]. The noun meaning "insane person" is attested from 1786.