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Definition of "mad" []

  • Angry; resentful. See Synonyms at angry. (adjective)
  • Suffering from a disorder of the mind; insane. (adjective)
  • Temporarily or apparently deranged by violent sensations, emotions, or ideas: mad with jealousy. (adjective)
  • Lacking restraint or reason; foolish: I was mad to have hired her in the first place. (adjective)
  • Feeling or showing strong liking or enthusiasm: mad about sports. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mad" in a sentence
  • "Accordingly it fell to my lot to assume the appearance of madness, which made greatly for my purpose, as they consider mad men to be holy, and they therefore allowed me to go much more at large than before, until such time as the hermits might determine whether I were _holy mad_, or raging mad, as shall be shewn hereafter."
  • "The Whittaker family has their secrets and it all goes back to Whittakerville; where, by some mad twist of fate, Anna and the ´mad Indian´ see a drastic change in personalities."
  • ""But believe me, Norma, your money makes a very different sort of thing possible now, and you would be mad -- you would be _mad_!"