(n.) A slattern.
(n.) The name of a female fairy, esp. the queen of the fairies; and hence, sometimes, any fairy.
(-) p. p. of Made.
(superl.) Disordered in intellect; crazy; insane.
(superl.) Excited beyond self-control or the restraint of reason; inflamed by violent or uncontrollable desire, passion, or appetite; as, to be mad with terror, lust, or hatred; mad against political reform.
(superl.) Proceeding from, or indicating, madness; expressing distraction; prompted by infatuation, fury, or extreme rashness.
(superl.) Extravagant; immoderate.
(superl.) Furious with rage, terror, or disease; -- said of the lower animals; as, a mad bull; esp., having hydrophobia; rabid; as, a mad dog.
(superl.) Angry; out of patience; vexed; as, to get mad at a person.
(superl.) Having impaired polarity; -- applied to a compass needle.
(v. t.) To make mad or furious; to madden.
(v. i.) To be mad; to go mad; to rave. See Madding.
(n.) An earthworm.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
a. . Insane, crazy, crazed, distracted, lunatic, delirious, out of one's head.. Frantic, furious, enraged, raging, violent.. Angry, exasperated, provoked, incensed, in a passion.
Synonyms and Antonyms
SYN:Insane, demented, furious, lunatic, infuriated, crazy, maniacal, frantic,rabid, wild, distracted
ANT:Sane, sound, sensible, quiet, composed, unexcited, sober
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adj. (comp. Mad′der; superl. Mad′dest) disordered in intellect: insane: proceeding from madness rabid: troubled in mind: excited with any violent passion or appetite: furious with anger.—v.t. (Shak.) to drive mad.—adjs. Mad′brain Mad′brained (Shak.) disordered in brain or mind: rash: hot-headed; Mad′-bred (Shak.) bred in madness or heat of passion.—n. Mad′cap a person who acts madly: a wild rash hot-headed person.—adj. fond of wild and reckless action.—v.t. Mad′den to make mad: to enrage.—v.i. to become mad: to act as one mad.—adj. Mad′ding distracted acting madly.—advs. Mad′dingly Mad′ly.—ns. Mad′-doc′tor a doctor who studies and treats the diseases of mad people; Mad′house a house for mad persons: a lunatic asylum; Mad′ling a mad person; Mad′man a man who is mad: a maniac; Mad′ness; Mad′wort a plant believed to cure canine madness.—Go mad to become demented; Like mad madly furiously.
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Unserious Contents or Definition
adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence; not conforming to standards of thought speech and action derived by the conformants from study of themselves; at odds with the majority; in short unusual. It is noteworthy that persons are pronounced mad by officials destitute of evidence that themselves are sane. For illustration this present (and illustrious) lexicographer is no firmer in the faith of his own sanity than is any inmate of any madhouse in the land; yet for aught he knows to the contrary instead of the lofty occupation that seems to him to be engaging his powers he may really be beating his hands against the window bars of an asylum and declaring himself Noah Webster to the innocent delight of many thoughtless spectators.
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- I know better, Fred Beauclerc would answer, and yet I am fool enough to love a woman who is going mad for another man. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- Hadn't you better say she's mad enough to be an ugly girl and only a servant? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- Was it mad with mommer for getting its supper so late? Edith Wharton. The House of Mirth.
- Quite mad, I assented; as mad as a March hare. Charlotte Bronte. Villette.
- I ain't mad; I'm sensible,' rejoined the fat boy, beginning to cry. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- You are mad, Mr. Holmes--you are mad! Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Am I mad to build the hopes I do on those dear words? Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- The German chemist produced an artificially made product, which took the place of the madder dye, and was sold at $1. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Prior to 1869 the red alizarine dye was of plant origin, being obtained from madder root, and it cost $2 a pound. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- Up to that time, dyes were few in number and were extracted solely from plants, principally from the indigo and madder plants. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- The suddenness of an orphan's rise in the market was not to be paralleled by the maddest records of the Stock Exchange. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
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