dementia

Part of speech: noun

Imbecility or insanity.

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Usage examples "dementia":

  1. The form her dementia had taken was unlike anything that I had ever conceived. - "Aylwin", Theodore Watts-Dunton.
  2. Morange carried off his secret, the reason for that savage act of justice which he had accomplished according to the chance suggestions of his dementia. - "Fruitfulness Fecondite", Emile Zola.
  3. I happened to be in the corridor one day when one of the guards, a tall, strapping fellow, was bringing downstairs a convict of stature much less than his own, a poor half demented youth, whose dementia was unfortunately wont to express itself in foul or abusive language, which came from him almost involuntarily, without any particular personal application. - "The Subterranean Brotherhood", Julian Hawthorne.