insane


insane
in|sane [ınˈseın] adj
1.) informal completely stupid or crazy, often in a way that is dangerous
That's an insane risk.
The whole idea sounds absolutely insane to me.
Why did you do that? Have you gone insane ?
2.) someone who is insane is permanently and seriously mentally ill so that they cannot live in normal society
The killer was declared criminally insane.
3.) the insane
people who are mentally ill
a hospital for the insane
4.) drive sb insane informal
to make someone feel more and more annoyed or angry, usually over a long period of time
= drive somebody mad
My little brother's been driving me insane all weekend.
>insanely adv
insanely jealous
She giggled insanely.

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