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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
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Painting in dyes of myrobalan, black and madder with alum as mordant; 59 x 82 cm.
The madder industry was huge in Europe up to 1870, with about 70,000 pounds being produced annually.
The breakthrough suggests rose madder - a natural plant dye once prized throughout the Old World to make fiery red textiles -could lay the foundation for an eco-friendly alternative to traditional lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.
It has been a fairly torrid year for Madders and his team down at Sundissential but the launch of another successful event last weekend confirmed that Birmingham's wildest night has lost none of its draw.
First, the madder plant, a small shrub with yellow leaves and no outward indication of a brilliant red dye, has to be dug up.
Mrs Madder, who works for Coventry City Council and has been involved with the festival since 1994, said: "My husband Mick and I have the most important job - we are looking after the beer cellar.
It is that or get high blood pressure as I get madder and madder.
And although Camra organiser Mick Madder admitted he would be sad to have to leave the ground, he pledged to begin the search for a new venue as soon as possible.
The depiction has made PETA's herd of activists, who insist that ``the vast majority of California's dairy cows live anything but easy lives,'' madder than bulls.
The Hammer made his views clear about stars from other sports muscling in on wrestling, and Rodman got madder and madder.
SHELLY'S brand of mental illness must be contagious because there have been the odd moments lately when we've actually felt a twinge of sympathy for Charlie, as she continues to act madder than a box of frogs.
WARWICKSHIRE-BASED tuners Prodrive, more usually seen creating madder and madder Subarus, have come up with a diminutive commuter car that they plan to sell in the US with a production target of 100 units a year.