madness madness  /ˈmæd nəs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) obsolete terms for legal insanity
  2. (n) 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
  3. (n) a feeling of intense anger
  4. (n) the quality of being rash and foolish
  5. (n) unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm

Usage(s):

  • Even the most stable brain operates just a millimeter from madness.

News

  1. Morning Shift: Hawks madness...or is it?

    The Chicago Blackhawks are playing for the Cup-the Stanley Cup, of course. Do the 'Hawks get love all year from Chicago fans, or does it take a trip to the playoffs to really rally the city? Plus humorist John Hodgman stops by. [ View the story "Morning Shift: Hawks madness...or is it?" on Storify ]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: WBEZ 91.5 Chicago

  2. Blood drive: Hurricane Madness brings attention to donating

    A brief shower didn't hamper Hurricane Madness 2013, an event held at Lehigh Regional Medical Center (LRMC) in cooperation with One Blood Inc., a group that accepts donated blood for the hospital.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Lehigh Acres Citizen

  3. Review: A fun 'Reefer Madness' at San Jose Stage

    'Reefer Madness' at San Jose Stage is a perfect bit of light entertainment.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: San Jose Mercury News

Quotes

  1. "We can't afford to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result," Obama said. "That'sa definition of madness, but that's what John McCain is offering. He's offering Bush economic policies and Karl Rove politics."
    on Jul 30, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Boston Herald

  2. "This is madness, the madness that is going on in Gaza now," said Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president and Fatah leader, who remains in the West Bank.
    on Jun 13, 2007 By: Mahmoud Abbas Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "Somehow this madness must cease," Rev. King told a group of mostly clerics. "I speak for those whose land is being laid waste, whose homes are being destroyed, whose culture is being subverted. I speak for the poor of America who are paying...
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: Martin Luther King Source: Worcester Telegram

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