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ESPN’s Dan Orlovsky called the Bucs “the walking definition of insanity, doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

The definition of insanity — doing the same thing over and over again but expecting a different result — is an apt description of the post-election punditry.

The insanity of 2020 has, among other things, hammered home some basic truths about the art of management, starting with the fact that it was evolving rapidly long before a pandemic upended workplaces around the world.

From Quartz

It’s insanity, but Whirlpool just sold more bathtubs in a recession than in an expansion.

From Fortune

I just wanted to get out and be one of the first ones to cast my vote to hopefully end the insanity we are living in under the current administration.

AIDS insanity:  When running for the US Senate in 1992, Huckabee called for a quarantine of people who had AIDS.

Insanity, after all, is doing the same thing and expecting a different result, right?

But as Nietzsche once wrote, “In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs, it is the rule.”

Only one first world country would allow such insanity to continue.

On appeal in 2006, she was found to be not guilty by reason of insanity and remanded to a psychiatric hospital.

I cannot reconcile the idea of a tender Heavenly Father with the known horrors of war, slavery, pestilence, and insanity.

James Otis recovered from a temporary fit of insanity only to grow strangely suspicious of Samuel Adams.

No family history of epilepsy, insanity, nervous or other hereditary disorders in 59 per cent.

Thus, to import insanity or incompetency to a professional man, or that a public official is dishonest and corrupt is actionable.

It seems not unlikely that the underlying cause of so-called idiopathic insanity is usually some change within the brain cells.


On this page you'll find 57 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to insanity, such as: absurdity, alienation, craziness, folly, frenzy, and hysteria.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.