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Definition 1: roused to anger - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • stayed huffy a good while
  • she gets mad when you wake her up so early
  • mad at his friend
  • sore over a remark

Synonyms for mad in the sense of this definition

(mad is similar to ...) feeling or showing anger

"angry at the weather" "angry customers" "an angry silence" "sending angry letters to the papers"

(mad is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 2: very foolish - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • harebrained ideas
  • took insane risks behind the wheel
  • a completely mad scheme to build a bridge between two mountains

Synonyms for mad in the sense of this definition

(mad is similar to ...) devoid of good sense or judgment

"foolish remarks" "a foolish decision"

Definition 3: affected with madness or insanity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a man who had gone mad

Synonyms for mad in the sense of this definition

(mad is similar to ...) afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

"was declared insane" "insane laughter"

Definition 4: marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where mad or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a crowd of delirious baseball fans
  • something frantic in their gaiety
  • a mad whirl of pleasure

Synonyms for mad in the sense of this definition

(mad is similar to ...) marked by extreme lack of restraint or control

"wild talk" "wild parties"

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