Definitions

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  • n. The quality of being demented.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. mental deterioration of organic or functional origin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being demented.

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

  • n. mental deterioration of organic or functional origin

Etymologies

demented +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "No telling what profanity or dementedness we're saying in coyote" agreed Myra.

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  • I went to the LOLBuilder at I Can Has Cheezburger and went through the torrent of photos being submitted, captioning as dementedness and snark came to me.

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  • I'd listened to the programme a fair few times during my last year at school '93-4 and been dazzled by its mix of inspired music, learned guests, poetry, comedy and all-round self-deprecating dementedness, but it wasn't until I left for university that I became a devout fan.

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  • I like the universities in fantasy novels by Diana Wynne Jones and Terry Pratchett and so on, they are basically EXACTLY like real-world universities only their dementedness is revealed.

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  • From the first it appeared obvious to all that the dementedness which characterised the little wizened yellow-faced woman was of a much more pronounced type than Con the Quare One's.

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  • Mallard had got the vertigo, he reported the gambler's launch on dementedness to the earl.

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  • Rosamund utter dementedness, considering this woman's position, and

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  • It's a delusion amounting to dementedness to suppose, that with the people inside our defences, we can be taming them and tricking them.

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  • His infatuation, nevertheless, appeared to Rosamund utter dementedness, considering this woman's position, and Cecilia Halkett's beauty and wealth, and that the house was no longer at his disposal.

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  • His infatuation, nevertheless, appeared to Rosamund utter dementedness, considering this woman's position, and Cecilia

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