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Synonyms for madness

Synonyms for madness

Synonyms for madness

obsolete terms for legal insanity

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an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid animal)

a feeling of intense anger

the quality of being rash and foolish

unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm

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This decision had been foreseen by the princess, who knew quite well that if once she allowed the physicians to feel her pulse, the most ignorant of them would discover that she was in perfectly good health, and that her madness was feigned, so as each man approached, she broke out into such violent paroxysms, that not one dared to lay a finger on her.
As the Inquisition rarely allowed its victims to be seen with their limbs distorted and their flesh lacerated by torture, so madness is always concealed in its cell, from whence, should it depart, it is conveyed to some gloomy hospital, where the doctor has no thought for man or mind in the mutilated being the jailer delivers to him.
Ay, there is a recompense when the madness is over, surely?
Edgar, left thus alone on the centre of the turret roof, found himself altogether his own master in a way which tended to increase his madness.
He had seen men before with the jungle madness upon them--the madness of solitude and unrestrained brooding, and perhaps a touch of fever.
Oh, it's worse than thoughtless--it's madness, downright madness.
In time I grew morose and consciously disagreeable, and resolved in my madness to return to San Francisco the next day.
Summing up the results of my observation, I may give it as my opinion that there is undoubtedly latent insanity in this case, but that no active symptoms of madness have presented themselves as yet.
By the time we dragged him out of that, his madness had shifted to the belief that he was a great swimmer, and the next moment he was overboard and demonstrating his ability by floundering like a sick porpoise and swallowing much salt water.
And when he felt madness coming upon him he often found relief in his interest in these pets.
The treatment given to Malvolio was the regular one for madmen; it was thought that madness was due to an evil spirit, which must be driven out by cruelty.
And when his other lusts, amid clouds of incense and perfumes and garlands and wines, and all the pleasures of a dissolute life, now let loose, come buzzing around him, nourishing to the utmost the sting of desire which they implant in his drone-like nature, then at last this lord of the soul, having Madness for the captain of his guard, breaks out into a frenzy: and if he finds in himself any good opinions or appetites in process of formation, and there is in him any sense of shame remaining, to these better principles he puts an end, and casts them forth until he has purged away temperance and brought in madness to the full.
Who knows what may be sufficient evidence of madness to a jury?
It's madness when I say it, but not when you say it.
With four hundred miles of trail still between him and Dawson, he could ill afford to have madness break out among his dogs.