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- insane (adj.)
- 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. Compare 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.
- 1. I couldn't decide whether he was incredibly brave or just insane.
- 2. Some people simply can't take it and they just go insane.
- 3. My desire to be rich was an insane, unwholesome, oppressive desire.
- 4. I said, "Listen, this is completely insane."
- 5. Doctors certified him as insane.
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