What is another word for insanities?

Pronunciation: [ɪnsˈanɪtiz] (IPA)

Insanities, as a term, refer to behaviors and thoughts that are considered irrational or abnormal. Some synonyms for this word include madness, mental illness, lunacy, derangement, and psychosis. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they can vary in their meaning depending on the context. Madness, for instance, refers to a state of frenzy or extreme mental instability, while mental illness is a more clinical term that encompasses a range of conditions such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Lunacy, on the other hand, is an outdated term that refers to a state of irrationality caused by the phases of the moon. Derangement and psychosis suggest a more severe form of mental illness marked by loss of touch with reality.

What are the hypernyms for Insanities?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Insanities

Christianity is always out of fashion because it is always sane; and all fashions are mild insanities.
"The Ball and The Cross"
G.K. Chesterton
It made the men grumble uneasily, fearing what monsters or insanities their imaginations might conjure.
"Si'Wren of the Patriarchs"
Roland Cheney
Then he thought,- "Though this once I am less dry, less unclean than is my wont, I can find nothing to say to Our Lady but insanities and follies, when it would be so simple to ask her pardon, to beg her to have pity on my desolate life, to aid me to resist the demands of my vices, not to pay as I do the royalties on my nerves, the tax on my senses.
"En Route"
J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans

Famous quotes with Insanities

  • Dear God, who are the whole splendor of things and the sacred stars, but also the cruelty and greed, the treacheries And vileness, insanities and filth and anguish: now that this thing comes near us again I am finding it hard To praise you with a whole heart.
    Robinson Jeffers
  • There are essential and inessential insanities. The latter are solar in character, the former are linked to the moon. Inessential insanities are a brittle amalgamation of ambition, aggression, and pre-adolescent anxiety — garbage that should have been dumped long ago. Essential insanities are those impulses one instinctively senses are virtuous and correct, even though peers may regard them as coo-coo. Inessential insanities get one in trouble with one's self. Essential insanities get one in trouble with others. In fact, it may be essential. Poetry, the best of it, is lunar and is concerned with the essential insanities. Journalism is solar... and is devoted to the inessential.
    Tom Robbins
  • On the campus of Outlaw College, professors of essential insanities would characterize the conflicting attitudes of Nina Jablonski and Leigh-Cheri as indicative of a general conflict between social idealism and romanticism. As any of the learned professors would explain, plied with sufficient tequila, no matter how fervently a romantic might support a movement, he or she eventually must withdraw from active participation in that movement because the group ethic — the supremacy of the organization over the individual — is an affront to intimacy. Intimacy is the principal source of the sugars with which this life is sweetened. It is absolutely vital to the essential insanities.
    Tom Robbins
  • There are essential and inessential insanities. The latter are solar in character, the former are linked to the moon.
    Tom Robbins

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