Foolish or reckless behaviour, considered to be at its height at midsummer.
folly, foolishness, stupidity, insanity, lunacy, foolhardiness, idiocy, imprudence, irrationality, unreasonableness, illogicality, senselessness, nonsense, nonsensicalness, absurdness, absurdity, silliness, inanity, ludicrousness, wildness, preposterousnessView synonyms
- ‘The emergence of the Notting Hill Set last week sparked brusque denunciations of these upstarts by the old guard, leading to accusations of a return to the party's usual midsummer madness.’
- ‘Is midsummer madness giving you a wee persecution complex?’
- ‘Martina Hingis, back to her smiling self after the midsummer madness of last year, put another young pretender firmly in her place in Melbourne yesterday.’
- ‘Even a stentorian dog and some underfoot children will add to the midsummer madness.’
- ‘Scott was described as suffering from ‘an attack of midsummer madness.’’
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