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División en sílabas: mad

adjetivo (madder, maddest)

1chiefly British Mentally ill; insane: he felt as if he were going mad
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The household is mad, disturbed, yet idyllic and peaceful.
  • Posterity has called her mad: a schizophrenic.
  • He described him as completely mad, crazy, off the wall.
1.1chiefly British (Of a person, conduct, or an idea) extremely foolish or ill-advised: they were all mad to go believing such a cock-and-bull story
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  • The reader isn't expected to take anything on faith or invest belief in any seemingly mad ideas, which is probably just the right tone for this sort of introductory book.
  • When I visited her, I saw notebooks full of her mad ideas.
  • There's no secret code or literary illusion, there's just his own mad thoughts on a page.
Sinónimos
foolish, insane, stupid, lunatic, foolhardy, idiotic, senseless, absurd, impractical, silly, inane, asinine, wild, unwise, imprudent
1.2In a frenzied mental or physical state: she pictured loved ones mad with anxiety about her it was a mad dash to get ready
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  • Lela looked up, trying to hide her amusement as they saw Stasia, obviously driven mad with jealousy and defeat, throwing random sculptures at the two.
  • Everyone in the paper ticket line makes a mad dash back to the kiosks.
  • The dance started at seven so there was a mad scramble to get ready.
1.3 informal Very angry: they were mad at each other
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  • Now don't be mad with me, because it's not entirely my fault that this is happening.
  • If you put in the wrong directions, people get quite mad at you.
  • How could I be mad at you for defending yourself?
Sinónimos
angry, furious, infuriated, irate, raging, enraged, fuming, incensed, seeing red, beside oneself
informal livid, sore
literary wrathful
(get mad)lose one's temper, get in a rage, rant and rave
informal explode, go off the deep end, go ape, flip, flip out, flip one's wig
1.4(Of a dog) rabid.
Example sentences
  • This is the ‘furious’ form of rabies, the kind traditionally associated with mad dogs.
  • I don't have a nail gun but I've used one from a local shop to knock together a gate and a retaining wall that didn't restrain Holly the mad dog.
  • Then the restrained growl of a mad dog found its way past her curled lips, rasping at the stranger before her who hadn't flinched.
2 informal Very enthusiastic about someone or something: I wasn’t mad about mountain bikes [in combination]: a sports-mad nation
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  • When it comes to sports, India is mad about cricket.
  • Peter was extremely proud of his children and very happy with Kayce, who took care of him, who protected him, who was just mad about him.
  • With every sigh, I become more mad about you, more lost without you.
Sinónimos
enthusiastic about, passionate about;
ardent about, fervent about, avid about, fanatical about;
devoted to, infatuated with, in love with, hot for
informal crazy about, nuts about, wild about, hooked on, gone on, nutso about
2.1British Very exciting.
Example sentences
  • The finale to our visit came the very next evening when we were taken on a VIP visit to the Regency Casino for a mad night of wild abandon at the slot machines.
  • In the audience it was both a mad mayhem of frenetic bouncing and a sea of staring faces intrigued and in awe.
  • I had a sudden uncontrollable desire to be in some mad city on the other side of the world again.
Sinónimos

verbo (mads, madding, madded)

[with object] archaic Volver al principio  
Make mad or insane.
Example sentences
  • A wise citizen, I know not whence, had a scold to his wife: when she brawled, he played on his drum, and by that means madded her more, because she saw that he would not be moved.
  • For Mrs. Bleecker was very wrathful, Euan, and Lana's indiscretions madded her.

Origen

Old English gemǣd(e)d 'maddened', participial form related to gemād 'mad', of Germanic origin.

Frases

like mad

1
informal With great intensity, energy, or enthusiasm: I ran like mad
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • My eyes are hurting like mad, this means I will probably have a cold soon.
  • On Saturday morning every bone and muscle was hurting like mad but we still had to soldier on.
  • The two looked at each other for a second, then fired like crazy and ran like mad.
Sinónimos

(as) mad as a hatter

2
informal Completely insane.
[popularized with reference to Lewis Carroll's character the Hatter in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865), although the phrase was first recorded in the 1820s; the allusion is to the effects of mercury poisoning from the former use of mercurous nitrate in the manufacture of felt hats]
Example sentences
  • She's mad as a hatter but that bunch of loonies will love her.
  • ‘He is as mad as a hatter and in to everything,’ said friend Lesley Gill, who used to work with Brian in the Newbridge branch of Dunnes Stores.
  • As long as you temper your unrestrained approach to life with occasional periods of sanity - and do your best not to get arrested - it's completely acceptable to be as mad as a hatter.

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