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insane

[ in-seyn ]
/ ɪnˈseɪn /
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Origin of insane

First recorded in 1550–60; from Latin insānus “unsound (of mind), demented, frenzied”; see origin at in-3, sane

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5. See mad.

OTHER WORDS FROM insane

in·sane·ly, adverbin·sane·ness, nounpseu·do·in·sane, adjective
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How to use insane in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for insane

insane
/ (ɪnˈseɪn) /

adjective
  1. mentally deranged; crazy; of unsound mind
  2. (as collective noun; preceded by the)the insane
characteristic of a person of unsound mindan insane stare
irresponsible; very foolish; stupid

Derived forms of insane

insanely, adverbinsaneness, noun
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