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madness
British English: /ˈmadnəs/
American English: /ˈmædnəs/

Translation of madness in French:

noun

  • [literal] [figurative] it is/it would be madness to do
    c'est/ce serait de la folie de faire
    it is madness for him to ignore the warning
    il est fou de ne pas tenir compte de cet avertissement

Idioms

there is method in his madness

il y a de la cohérence jusque dans sa folie

that way madness lies

[literary]
c'est la voie ouverte à l'aberration

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