Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Insanity; madness.

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

  • noun obsolete Anger; madness; insanity; rage.

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  • noun obsolete Madness, fury.

Etymologies

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Old English wodnes, corresponding to wood +‎ -ness.

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  • Madness; insanity. From Old English wood, 'out of one's mind.'

    In 1374, Chaucer wrote in Troilus, "They call love a woodness or folly."

    July 11, 2008

  • Goodness.

    July 21, 2008