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mad

(Absurd), adjective absent-minded, anserine, apish, asinine, beguiled, bemused, besotted, brainless, buffoonish, careless, childish, clueless, confused, crackbrained, crazy, credulous, daft, dangerous, dazed, derisible, dizzy, doting, dull-witted, dumb, excessive, extravagant, fatuitous, fatuous, fond, fool, fool headed, foolish, for the birds, fuddled, futile, gaga, giddy, groundless, harebrained, harum-scarum, idiotic, ill-advised, ill-considered, illogical, imbecile, imbecilic, immature, impractical, improper, imprudent, inane, inappropriate, incoherent, incongruous, inconsistent, indiscreet, inept, infatuated, injudicious, insensate, irrational, irresponsible, laughable, light-minded, ludicrous, maudlin, moronic, muddled, nonsensical, perilous, pointless, preposterous, puerile, rambling, rash, reckless, ridiculous, risible, scatterbrained, senseless, sentimental, short-sighted, silly, simple-minded, spastic, stupid, thoughtless, unreasonable, unsafe, unsensible, unsound, unwise, wandering, wet, wild-eyed, witless

mad

(Insane), adjective bereft of reason, deluded, deprived of reason, deranged, idiosyncratic, irrational, lunatic, manic, mentally deficient, non commos mentos, not of a sound mind, reasonless, senseless, unbalanced, unsound

mad

(Irritated), adjective abandoned, amok, angry, annoyed, at the end of one's rope, bellowing, berserk, beeide oneself, blue in the face, carried away, chafed, demoniacal, demonic, displeased, distracted, drive one mad, ecstatic, enrage, enraged, enraptured, fed up, feral, ferocious, fierce, fiery, flaming, flared up, flaring, flushed with anger, frantic, frenzied, frenzy, frothing at the mouth, fulminating, fuming, furious, galled, haggard, howling, hysterical, in a huff, in a transport or ecstasy, in high dudgeon, in hysterics, incensed, indignant, inflamed, infuriate, infuriated, intoxicated, irate, ireful, lash into fury, madden, madding, make one's blood boil, maniac, nettled, orgasmic, orgiastic, out of one's wits, peeved, piqued, possessed, rabid, raging, ranting, raving, ravished, ready to burst, red-hot, riled, roaring, running mad, storming, transported, uncontrollable, up in arms, vexed, violent, white-hot, wild, wild-eyed, work up into a passion, wrathful, wroth
See also: deranged, lunatic, non compos mentis, outrageous, quixotic
References in classic literature ?
The other herd children, watching with the cattle half a mile away, hurried to the village as fast as their legs could carry them, crying that the buffaloes had gone mad and run away.
Fortunately England had not gone mad and did not vote for Miliband but Birmingham bucked the English trend and swung further to Labour.
TONY Pulis revealed he had gone mad at one of his players in the dressing room prior to Albion registering back-to-back League wins at Old Trafford for the first time since 1959.
Her solicitor William Boyle said: "Either the law or r those applying the law have gone mad.
Even the fox in the title of Janacek's Cunning Little Vixen gets shot dead, and while the soprano heroine survives the same composer's Jenufa, it is only after her stepmother has killed her child and gone mad.
Come late December, I'm sure I'll be like thousands of other Valleyites, running through the malls on a last-minute shopping spree, looking like a sped-up cartoon character gone mad.
The married mother-of-three, from Moorside, in Oldham, said she had been left "heartbroken" by political correctness gone mad.
Relying on his diplomatic and managerial skills, the understated and urbane Rusesabagina protects hundreds of Tutsis, calling in favors, offering bribes, negotiating private deals, and maintaining the fiction that his hotel remains an island of culture and civility in a world gone mad.
Collectively titled Gone Mad Blue/Color Vaccine Architecture or 3 state sculpture: before the event, during the event, and after the event.
The world has gone mad that we've allowed this to happen .
As the incomparable lyricist Cole Porter wrote in his 1934 song, "Anything Goes": "The world has gone mad today, And good's bad today, And black's white today, And day's night today.
We are filled with horror at the thought of more than 6,000 innocent civilians being indiscriminately slaughtered in this way by a few fellow humans gone mad.