how to pronounce insane


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insane is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of insane in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… not insane and we're not we just one of …”

meanings of insane


  1. Characterized by insanity or the utmost folly; ridiculous; impractical.
  2. Used by, or appropriated to, insane persons.
  3. Exhibiting unsoundness or disorder of mind; not sane; mad.
  4. Causing insanity or madness.

insane frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word insane occurs in english on average 20.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics insane can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that insane can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words with pronunciation similar to insane


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