Definition of madman in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈmadmən

noun (plural madmen)

  • 1A man who is mentally ill.
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    • We need to get away from the idea that the only people bound by demons are mentally deranged madmen.
    • It was like engaging with the texts of a madman in a mental institution.
    • By now, everyone along the wide corridor was chucking very hurtful comments at me, all laughing like madmen or madwomen.
  • 1.1An extremely foolish or reckless person: car got out of control—some madman going too fast
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    • If you argue with a madman, it is extremely probable that you will get the worst of it; for in many ways his mind moves all the quicker for not being delayed by the things that go with good judgment.
    • Except for the maddening crowds at every store, and except for the idiots at Roosevelt Field mall and except for the madmen on the road today, it was a stellar day.
    • He and his passengers were nearly wiped out a couple of times by the driver he referred to as a madman.
    lunatic, maniac, psychotic, psychopath, schizophrenic
    informal loony, nut, nutter, nutcase, nutjob, cuckoo, head case, basket case, headbanger, psycho, schizo, crank, crackpot
    Scottish informal radge
    North American informal screwball
    US informal wing nut
    North American & Australian/New Zealand informal dingbat

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