mad·ness /ˈmædnəs/ 名詞
1. The condition of being mad; insanity; lunacy.
2. Frenzy; ungovernable rage.
3. Extreme folly.
Syn: -- Insanity; distraction; derangement; craziness; lunacy; mania; frenzy; franticness; rage; aberration; alienation; monomania. See Insanity.
n 1: obsolete terms for legal insanity [syn: lunacy, insaneness]
2: an acute viral disease of the nervous system of warm-blooded
animals (usually transmitted by the bite of a rabid
animal); rabies is fatal if the virus reaches the brain
[syn: rabies, hydrophobia, lyssa]
3: a feeling of intense anger; "hell hath no fury like a woman
scorned"; "his face turned red with rage" [syn: fury, rage]
This word is used in its proper sense in Deut. 28:34, John
10:20, 1 Cor. 14:23. It also denotes a reckless state of mind
arising from various causes, as over-study (Eccl. 1:17; 2:12),
blind rage (Luke 6:11), or a depraved temper (Eccl. 7:25; 9:3; 2
Pet. 2:16). David feigned madness (1 Sam. 21:13) at Gath because
he "was sore afraid of Achish."