Synonyms for madness

Synonyms for (noun) madness

Synonyms: madness, rabidity, rabidness

Definition: unrestrained excitement or enthusiasm

Usage: poetry is a sort of divine madness

Similar words: exuberance, enthusiasm, ebullience

Definition: overflowing with eager enjoyment or approval


Synonyms: folly, foolishness, craziness, madness

Definition: the quality of being rash and foolish

Usage: trying to drive through a blizzard is the height of folly; adjusting to an insane society is total foolishness

Similar words: stupidity

Definition: a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience


Synonyms: madness, fury, rage

Definition: a feeling of intense anger

Usage: hell hath no fury like a woman scorned; his face turned red with rage

Similar words: ire, anger, choler

Definition: a strong emotion; a feeling that is oriented toward some real or supposed grievance


Synonyms: lyssa, madness, hydrophobia, rabies

Definition: 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

Similar words: zoonosis, zoonotic disease

Definition: an animal disease that can be transmitted to humans


Synonyms: insaneness, lunacy, madness

Definition: obsolete terms for legal insanity

Similar words: insanity

Definition: relatively permanent disorder of the mind