Synonyms of madness in English:

madness


See definition of madness

noun

1‘today madness is called mental illness’

SYNONYMS

insanity, insaneness, dementia, mental illness, derangement, dementedness, instability, unsoundness of mind, lunacy, distraction, depression, mania, hysteria, frenzy, psychosis, psychopathy, schizophrenia, hydrophobia

informal craziness

North American informal meshugaas

Australian NZ informal dingbats

rare moon-madness, cynanthropy, deliration, lycanthropy, zoanthropy

ANTONYMS

sanity

2‘it would be madness to do otherwise’

SYNONYMS

folly, foolishness, stupidity, insanity, lunacy, midsummer madness, foolhardiness, idiocy, imprudence, irrationality, unreasonableness, illogicality, senselessness, nonsense, nonsensicalness, absurdness, absurdity, silliness, inanity, ludicrousness, wildness, preposterousness

informal craziness

British informal daftness

ANTONYMS

common sense, good sense

3‘it's absolute madness in here’

SYNONYMS

bedlam, mayhem, chaos, pandemonium, babel, uproar, turmoil, wild disarray, disorder, hurly-burly

scene of confusion, madhouse, tumult, jumble, pell-mell, hullabaloo, hubbub, whirlwind, maelstrom, all hell broken loose

North American informal three-ring circus