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madnessnoun [U]

 us   /ˈmæd·nəs/
mentalillness: There was a ​history of madness in her ​family. Madness can also refer to ​behavior that is not ​reasonable when ​consideringcertainsituations: It would be ​sheer madness (= ​crazy) to ​ignore the ​symptoms and do nothing.
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