insanity Definitions

Insanity \In*san"i*ty\, n. [L. insanitas unsoundness; cf. insania insanity, F. insanite.]

1. The state of being insane; unsoundness or derangement of mind; madness; lunacy.

2. (Law) Such a mental condition, as, either from the existence of delusions, or from incapacity to distinguish between right and wrong, with regard to any matter under action, does away with individual responsibility.

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  • "It's insanity, but it works for him," David Hyde Pierce told the magazine. "We have a last final run-through in the makeup room from 6:30 to 7 before we do a 7 o'clock show, and he's not even close on a lot of the lines." telegraph.co.uk

  • As for Paytas's personal life, it was during her first years living in Los Angeles that she started working as a stripper and an escort, a profession she touched upon in her 2013 memoir The History of My Insanity. She has since said she has no regrets. telegraph.co.uk

  • Fast forward to 2019 and it’s groundhog day, with Boris Johnson emulating her tactics, despite the well-worn cliché that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. telegraph.co.uk

  • Harrison was stabbed 10 times and was saved only by the intervention of his wife Olivia, who knocked out Abram with a table lamp. Abram was later found not guilty of attempted murder on the ground of insanity. telegraph.co.uk

  • He examines some of the most important aspects of this period, from the outbreak of the conflict at the First Battle of St Albans, to Henry VI's insanity, and the character of Richard III and his final defeat at the hands of Henry Tudor. telegraph.co.uk

  • It was billed as "Super Saturday" in Parliament, the moment when, finally, the Government would get Brexit over the line, allowing the public to move on from the political insanity that has captured the country. telegraph.co.uk

  • Robodebt was started in 2015 when Turnbull was the so called moderate PM from the Liberal party, Morrison ramped it up to the insanity it became yet it was always illegal to send out debt notices to anyone without evidence. theguardian.com

  • The dreary doctor was spending all his time, secretly, with George Warleggan – which might have been an entertaining development if he hadn’t been doing it for psychiatric reasons, dragging George unconvincingly back from the brink of insanity. telegraph.co.uk

  • They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. At the start of this year’s hurricane season, it’s already clear that the Trump administration has gone mad. theguardian.com

  • “SUV insanity” shouted the front page of German business newspaper Handelsblatt earlier this month, showcasing a weekend special questioning the aggressive marketing by carmakers of highly profitable 4x4 vehicles. theguardian.com