mad
I. adjective (madder; maddest) Etymology: Middle English medd, madd, from Old English gemǣd, past participle of *gemǣdan to madden, from gemād silly, mad; akin to Old High German gimeit foolish, crazy Date: before 12th century 1. disordered in mind ; insane 2. a. completely unrestrained by reason and judgment <
driven mad by the pain
>
b. incapable of being explained or accounted for <
a mad decision
>
3. carried away by intense anger ; furious <
mad at myself
>
<
mad about the delay
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4. carried away by enthusiasm or desire <
mad about horses
>
<
mad for the boy next door
>
5. affected with rabies ; rabid 6. marked by wild gaiety and merriment ; hilarious 7. intensely excited ; frantic <
mad with jealousy
>
8. marked by intense and often chaotic activity ; wild <
a mad scramble
>
maddish adjective II. verb (madded; madding) Date: 14th century madden III. noun Date: 1834 1. a fit or mood of bad temper 2. anger, fury

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