- 1Suffering from dementia.More example sentences
- The diagnosis of an independent depressive disorder becomes difficult in the demented patient.
- High level of disability is associated with major depression, in both demented and nondemented people.
- On the flip side, cognition has improved in demented or impaired people given nutritional support.
- 1.1 • informal , chiefly British Behaving irrationally due to anger, distress, or excitement: she was demented with worryMore example sentences
mad, insane, deranged, out of one's mind, not in one's right mind, crazed, lunatic, unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, disturbed, distracted, as mad as a hatter, as mad as a March hare, stark mad; Latin non compos mentis; British sectionable• informal crazy, mental, off one's head, out of one's head, off one's nut, nutty, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's rocker, not (quite) right in the head, round the bend, raving mad, stark staring/raving mad, bats, batty, bonkers, cuckoo, loopy, loony, bananas, loco, dippy, screwy, with a screw loose, touched, gaga, doolally, up the pole, not all there, out to lunch, off the wall, not right upstairs, away with the fairiesBritish • informal barmy, crackers, barking, barking mad, round the twist, off one's trolley, as daft as a brush, not the full shilling, one sandwich short of a picnicCanadian & Australian/New Zealand • informal bushedNew Zealand • informal porangi
- To me, it seemed like demented torture, and not very flattering.
- They fell in the gaily lit hall with a flutter like demented birds attempting flight.
- I probably looked more than a little demented, come to think of it.
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- Some way into the forest Kira stopped abruptly, pressed her nose to the earth and began to dig dementedly.
- His mother and favourite sister had died of tuberculosis in 1868 and 1877 respectively, and his father - driven close to insanity with grief - became almost dementedly pious.
- I started to laugh quietly, resentfully, dementedly.
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- I feel the need to comment on the dementedness of the human species every once in a while.
- Your name will become synonymous with sheer dementedness, as lesser men whisper your name in terror.
- But, when we do feel a slight bit dazed, it seems as though this dementedness is part of the film's charm.
mid 17th century: past participle of earlier dement 'drive mad', from Old French dementer or late Latin dementare, from demens 'out of one's mind'.