madcap

  • 1 Madcap — is an adjective. It is most often used to describe human personality traits; impulsiveness, hastiness, recklessness and capriciousness are all applicable. An individual described as a Madcap may appear quite indifferent in regard to dangerous… …

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  • 2 Madcap — Mad cap , a. 1. Inclined to wild sports; delighting in rash, absurd, or dangerous amusements. The merry madcap lord. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Wild; reckless. Madcap follies Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Madcap — ist ein sowjetisches AWACS Flugzeug, siehe Antonow An 71 die Abkürzung für Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol, siehe MADCAP Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 4 madcap — [mad′kap΄] n. [ MAD + CAP1, fig. for head] a reckless, impulsive, or uninhibited person, orig. esp. a girl adj. reckless, uninhibited, or zany [madcap pranks] …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Madcap — Mad cap , n. A person of wild behavior; an excitable, rash, violent person. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 madcap — index hot blooded, outrageous, precipitate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 madcap — 1580s, noun and adjective, from MAD (Cf. mad) (adj.) + CAP (Cf. cap), used here figuratively for “head.” Related: Madcappery …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 madcap — [adj] crazy, impulsive brash, foolhardy, foolish, frivolous, harebrained*, heedless, hotheaded, ill advised, imprudent, incautious, inconsiderate, lively, rash, reckless, stupid, thoughtless, wild; concept 548 Ant. reasonable, sane …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 madcap — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ impulsive or reckless …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 madcap — mad|cap [ˈmædkæp] adj [only before noun] old fashioned 1.) a madcap idea seems crazy and unlikely to succeed ▪ a madcap scheme 2.) a madcap person behaves in a crazy and often funny way ▪ He plays a madcap game show host …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 madcap — [[t]mæ̱dkæp[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A madcap plan or scheme is very foolish and not likely to succeed. [INFORMAL] The politicians simply flitted from one madcap scheme to another... His fast paced novels are full of bizarre situations and… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 madcap — 1. adjective 1) a madcap scheme Syn: reckless, rash, foolhardy, foolish, harebrained, wild, hasty, imprudent, ill advised; informal crazy, crackpot, crack brained 2) a madcap comedy Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 madcap — /mad kap /, adj. 1. wildly or heedlessly impulsive; reckless; rash: a madcap scheme. n. 2. a madcap person. [1580 90; MAD + CAP1] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 14 madcap — mad•cap [[t]ˈmædˌkæp[/t]] adj. 1) recklessly impulsive; rash: madcap schemes[/ex] 2) a madcap person • Etymology: 1580–90 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 madcap — /ˈmædkæp / (say madkap) adjective 1. wildly impulsive; lively: *The poor chap must wonder what sort of madcap household I come from when he sees the Logies on TV. –bert newton, 1977. –noun 2. a madcap person …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 madcap — adjective Date: 1588 marked by capriciousness, recklessness, or foolishness • madcap noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 madcap — adjective impulsive, hasty or reckless; capricious. The film featured a madcap car chase that went right through a crowded café …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 madcap — adjective a madcap idea seems crazy and unlikely to succeed …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 madcap —    Originally applied, in the late sixteenth century, to a mad person, a maniac, but the meaning softened until, by the nineteenth century, the word referred to someone who was impulsive and lively, especially a girl. ‘You madcap’ is said by a… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 20 MADCAP — Multicast Address Dynamic Client Allocation Protocol (Computing » Networking) * Mobilization and Deployment Capability Assurance Project (Governmental » Military) * Mosaic Array Data Compression and Processing (Module) (Governmental » Military) …

    Abbreviations dictionary


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