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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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He told the gathering: "The same thing happened in the Greek election - when people feel they've been shafted and they don't expect anything to happen anyway, they just want the maddest person in the room to represent them.
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The maddest thing was when Chris Martin came along to my birthday.
Coventry' TRY'TR S maddest fundraiser has completed yet another challenge for Macmillan Cancer Support.
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After all, it did make The Prisoner, which remains one of the finest, maddest and most original shows of all time (wisely leaving the recent remake to one side).
IT seems the top brass at Audi might have been indulging in the mulled wine this year, because they've unveiled the maddest small hatchback to hit the market since the Renaultsport Clio V6.
ANTONIO CASSANO is a one-off to be treasured, but I am not sure that his decision to hand on the mantle of Italian football's maddest and baddest is really that helpful.
ONE of the coalition gover nment's maddest axemen is housing minister Grant Shapps.
At 28, he should know better but he remains, without doubt, one of the maddest riders in the fantastically monikered Crusty Demons, the phenomenally-talented but certainly deranged team of stunt riders that have swept the US and Australia and are now conquering the UK.
He might have a well-earned reputation as English football's maddest manager but there is no chance of Roy Keane under-estimating his opposite number on the touchline today.
KILMARNOCK keeper Graeme Smith insists loan spells with two of Scotland's maddest gaffers helped him make the grade at Rugby Park.