One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘insanity runs in her family’
mental illness, mental disorder, mental derangement, madness, insaneness, dementia, dementedness, lunacy, instability, unsoundness of mind, loss of reason
delirium, hysteria, mania, psychosis
2‘it would be pure insanity to take this loan’
folly, foolishness, foolhardiness, idiocy, stupidity, imbecility, asininity, lunacy, madness, silliness, senselessness, brainlessness, thoughtlessness, irrationality, illogicality, absurdity, ludicrousness, ridiculousness
British informal daftness
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