Pronunciation of Madhouse
/mˈadha͡ʊs/, /mˈadhaʊs/, /m_ˈa_d_h_aʊ_s/
Synonyms for madhouse:
Other synonyms and related words:
Sense 1 (noun)
insane asylum (noun)
funny farm, booby hatch.
loony bin (noun)
mental institution (noun)
nut house, loony bin.
place where mentally ill live; place full of commotion (noun)
Usage examples for madhouse:
- Now, madmen are a class of persons whom I hate incredibly; and nothing can take me to see any madhouse, simply because the first maniac among them may clutch me in his giant fists if he like; and bet cause, owing to infection, I cannot be sure that I shall ever get out again with the sense which I brought in. - "The Campaner Thal and Other Writings", Jean Paul Friedrich Richter.
- I declare I can smell the odious madhouse. - "The Black Robe", Wilkie Collins.