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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Madness  \Mad"ness\,  n.  [From  {Mad},  a.] 
  1.  The  condition  of  being  mad;  insanity;  lunacy. 
  2.  Frenzy;  ungovernable  rage;  extreme  folly. 
  Syn:  Insanity;  distraction;  derangement;  craziness;  lunacy; 
  mania;  frenzy;  franticness;  rage;  aberration; 
  alienation;  monomania.  See  {Insanity}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  obsolete  terms  for  legal  insanity  [syn:  {lunacy},  {insaneness}] 
  2:  an  acute  viral  disease  of  the  nervous  system  of  warm-blooded 
  animals  (usually  transmitted  by  the  bite  of  a  rabid 
  animal)  [syn:  {rabies},  {hydrophobia}] 
  3:  a  feeling  of  intense  anger;  "hell  hath  no  fury  like  a  woman 
  scorned";  "his  face  turned  red  with  rage"  [syn:  {fury},  {rage}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  This  word  is  used  in  its  proper  sense  in  Deut.  28:34,  John 
  10:20,  1  Cor.  14:23.  It  also  denotes  a  reckless  state  of  mind 
  arising  from  various  causes,  as  over-study  (Eccl.  1:17;  2:12), 
  blind  rage  (Luke  6:11),  or  a  depraved  temper  (Eccl.  7:25;  9:3;  2 
  Pet.  2:16).  David  feigned  madness  (1  Sam.  21:13)  at  Gath  because 
  he  "was  sore  afraid  of  Achish." 

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