American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Insaneness

INSA’NENESS

INSAN’ITY, n. The state of being unsound in mind; derangement of intellect; madness. Insanity is chiefly used,and the word is applicable to any degree of mental derangement, from slight delirium or wandering, to distraction. It is however rarely used to express slight, temporary delirium, occasioned by fever or accident.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Insaneness," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed April 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQNZCN1AFAFQJQK.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Insaneness." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 22 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQNZCN1AFAFQJQK.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Insaneness' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 22 April 2018, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=CQNZCN1AFAFQJQK.