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Entry Word: madness
Function: noun
Text: Synonyms INSANITY 1, aberration, alienation, derangement, distraction, insaneness, lunacy, psychopathy, unbalance

Entry Word: insanity
Function:
noun
Text: 1 grave disorder of mind that impairs one's capacity to function safely or normally in society
Synonyms aberration, alienation, derangement, distraction, insaneness, lunacy, madness, psychopathy, unbalance
Related Word acromania; delirium, frenzy, hysteria; delusion, hallucination, illusion; irrationality, unreasonableness; dotage
Contrasted Words judiciousness, sageness, sensibility, wiseness; rationality, reasonableness; healthiness, soundness, wholesomeness
Antonyms saneness, sanity
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Synonyms FOOLISHNESS, absurdity, craziness, dottiness, folly, inanity, preposterousness, senselessness, silliness, witlessness
Related Word asininity, fatuousness, stupidity; impracticality

Main Entry: asy·lum
Pronunciation:
&-'sI-l&m
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek asylon, neuter of asylos inviolable, from a- + sylon right of seizure
1 : an inviolable place of refuge and protection giving shelter to criminals and debtors : SANCTUARY
2 : a place of retreat and security : SHELTER
3 a : the protection or inviolability afforded by an asylum : REFUGE b : protection from arrest and extradition given especially to political refugees by a nation or by an embassy or other agency enjoying diplomatic immunity
4 : an institution for the care of the destitute or sick and especially the insane
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