One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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
- ‘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.’
- ‘Is midsummer madness giving you a wee persecution complex?’
- ‘Scott was described as suffering from ‘an attack of midsummer madness.’’
- ‘Even a stentorian dog and some underfoot children will add to the midsummer madness.’
- ‘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.’
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