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mad

mad

 
 
pronunciation:
maed
phrases:
like mad, mad as a hatter
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: madder, maddest
definition 1: not of sound mind; temporarily deranged; insane, irrational, or maddened.
synonyms:
crazy, demented, deranged, insane, irrational, lunatic, maddened, non compos mentis
antonyms:
sane
similar words:
around the bend, batty, berserk, buggy, cracked, crazed, cuckoo, distraught, dotty, loco, loony, maniacal, mental, screwy, touched, unbalanced, unhinged, wacky
definition 2: angry; irate.
synonyms:
angry, enraged, fuming, furious, incensed, infuriated, irate, riled
antonyms:
unruffled
similar words:
beside oneself, galled, indignant, maddened, miffed, raging, sore, wrathful, wroth
definition 3: suffering from rabies.
a mad dog
synonyms:
rabid
definition 4: turbulent, confused, or frantic.
a mad rush for the goal line
synonyms:
disorderly, frantic, madcap, unruly, wild
similar words:
confused, harum-scarum, impulsive, reckless, turbulent, undisciplined
definition 5: passionately fond of.
mad about opera
synonyms:
crazy, fanatical, nutty, passionate, wild
similar words:
ardent, avid, devoted, enthusiastic, fervent, fond, zealous
definition 6: imprudent or unrealistic; foolish.
a mad scheme for making money
synonyms:
crazy, daft, foolish, half-baked, ill-considered, imprudent, inept, injudicious, insane, unrealistic, unwise, witless
antonyms:
sensible
similar words:
crackpot, dotty, foolhardy, ill-advised, ill-conceived, impractical, rash, senseless, unsound, wild
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phrase: like mad
phrase: mad as a hatter
derivation: maddish (adj.)
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