Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being broken or impaired; weakness.
  • noun The state of being mentally impaired; weakness or disorder of the intellect; insanity.
  • noun Synonyms Madness, Delirium, etc. See insanity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being broken down or weakened.
  • noun The state of being broken in mind; imbecility or weakness of intellect; derangement.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The state of being broken in mind; imbecility or weakness of intellect; derangement.
  • noun uncountable The state of being broken down or weakened; as, the craziness of a ship, or of the limbs.
  • noun countable The result or product of being crazy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun foolish or senseless behavior
  • noun informal terms for insanity
  • noun the quality of being rash and foolish

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From crazy +‎ -ness.

Examples

  • As the old man speaks, I am thinking of the time Carl Whitaker talked with me about the need for human beings to shake up their lives with wild creativity, or what he called craziness: People need to experience their own craziness in order to grow.

    The Bushman Way of Tracking God

  • Adding to the craziness is the fact that she originally won the silver medal in Sydney.

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  • While it's not perfect or a smooth process yet we will learn as we move forward and this "craziness" is a necessary step.

    Clinton launches TV ad in Montana

  • June 3rd, 2008 11: 41 am ET what kind of craziness is this?

    McAuliffe debunks AP report

  • The craziness is diffused by a quirky sense of humor that misses the mark more often than not, with cartoon captions and not-so-witty asides masquerading as footnotes.

    Rabid Reads: "Arguing with Idiots" by Glenn Beck

  • The craziness is diffused by a quirky sense of humor that misses the mark more often than not, with cartoon captions and not-so-witty asides masquerading as footnotes.

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  • With all the craziness from the gov. to the congressman ...

    Wilson supporters to House Democrats: Bring it on

  • After all, even the craziest theories can be entertaining, but as with most things, having the latest entertaining craziness is preferable to something (in this particular case) almost 40 years old.

    One step beyond… « Awful Library Books

  • I have done this with adults as well and as long as you create an environment in which craziness is applauded - it can be good fun.

    Hive Mind alert!

  • Wonder what craziness is waiting for us out there.

    Happy New Year

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