English version

insanity in Law topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinsanityin‧san‧i‧ty /ɪnˈsænəti/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 SCLMIthe state of being seriously mentally ill, so that you cannot live normally in society syn madness 🔊 The court acquitted Campbell on the grounds of temporary insanity.2 STUPID/NOT INTELLIGENTvery stupid actions that may cause you serious harm syn lunacy 🔊 Can’t they see the insanity of dumping radioactive waste in the sea?
Examples from the Corpus
insanityHodge was found not guilty by reason of insanity.Hearing voices inside your head is a common symptom of insanity.It was sheer insanity to try to drive through the mountains in that thunderstorm.Brennan blames her actions on temporary insanity.