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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 periodicals archive ?
Many fear that mad cow disease can be transmitted through chicken meat as well.
Washington maintains that blanket testing is unscientific, claiming that mad cow disease cannot exist in cattle younger than 30 months due to its incubation time.
Mad cow disease starts after a cow eats feed contaminated with nervous-system tissue from an infected cow or sheep.
The risk of transmission to humans is low - in Great Britain, where 180,000 cattle were found to be infected with mad cow disease in the 1980s, fewer than 150 fatalities resulted.
We remain confident in the safety of our food supply," Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman said in announcing the first suspected US case of mad cow disease.
The motion said the confirmation of mad cow disease cases in Japan eroded confidence in food safety and that the spread of distrust resulted from a serious blunder on the part of the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry.
As of December 2000 approximately 180,000 cases of Mad Cow disease were confirmed in the UK.
The first reported case of Mad Cow Disease in all of Asia, it occurs in a country that prides itself on high standards of cleanliness on its cattle ranches.
China has formally decided to ban all beef imports from Japan following the discovery of the first case of mad cow disease in Japan, China Central Television reported Tuesday.
TWO of every 1,000 French-raised cows considered to be at risk from mad cow disease are infected with the fatal brain-wasting ailment, says a French government study.
French president Jacques Chirac yesterday asked the government to immediately ban animal-based livestock feed to limit any risk of contamination from mad cow disease.
Modest Proposals," deals with the complications of mad cow disease.