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  ( madder    comparative)   ( maddest    superlative  )
1       adj   Someone who is mad has a mind that does not work in a normal way, with the result that their behaviour is very strange.   (=insane)  
She was afraid of going mad.     
  madness      n-uncount  
He was driven to the brink of madness.     
2       adj   You use mad to describe people or things that you think are very foolish.,   (disapproval)    (=crazy)  
You'd be mad to work with him again..., Isn't that a rather mad idea?     
  madness      n-uncount  
It is political madness.     
3       adj   If you say that someone is mad, you mean that they are very angry.  
INFORMAL   usu v-link ADJ, oft ADJ at/about n  
You're just mad at me because I don't want to go...     
4       adj   If you are mad about or mad on something or someone, you like them very much indeed.  
INFORMAL   v-link ADJ about/on n  
She's not as mad about sport as I am..., He's mad about you..., He's mad on trains.     
      Mad is also a combining form., comb in adj  
...his football-mad son..., He's not power-mad.     
5       adj   Mad behaviour is wild and uncontrolled.  
You only have an hour to complete the game so it's a mad dash against the clock..., The audience went mad.     
  madly      adv   ADV with v  
Down in the streets people were waving madly.     
6    If you say that someone or something drives you mad, you mean that you find them extremely annoying.  
drive sb mad      phrase   V inflects  
There are certain things he does that drive me mad..., This itching is driving me mad.     
7    If you do something like mad, you do it very energetically or enthusiastically.  
like mad      phrase   PHR after v  
He was weight training like mad.     
    mad keen  

barking mad     
If you say that someone is barking mad, you mean that they are insane or are acting very strangely.  
INFORMAL      adj   v-link ADJ     (disapproval)    (=bonkers)  
The builder looked at me as though I was barking mad.     
mad cow disease     
Mad cow disease is a disease which affects the nervous system of cattle and causes death.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-uncount  
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1    aberrant, as daft as a brush     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   bananas     (slang)   barking     (slang)   barking mad     (slang)   barmy     (slang)   batty     (slang)   bonkers     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   crackers     (Brit. slang)   crackpot     (informal)   crazed, crazy     (informal)   cuckoo     (informal)   delirious, demented, deranged, distracted, doolally     (slang)   flaky     (U.S. slang)   frantic, frenzied, gonzo     (slang)   insane, loony     (slang)   loopy     (informal)   lost one's marbles     (informal)   lunatic, mental     (slang)   non compos mentis, not right in the head, not the full shilling     (informal)   nuts     (slang)   nutty     (slang)   off one's chump     (slang)   off one's head     (slang)   off one's nut     (slang)   off one's rocker     (slang)   off one's trolley     (slang)   of unsound mind, out of one's mind, out to lunch     (informal)   psychotic, rabid, raving, round the bend     (Brit. slang)   round the twist     (Brit. slang)   screwy     (informal)   unbalanced, unhinged, unstable, up the pole     (informal)   wacko or whacko     (informal)  
2    absurd, as daft as a brush     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   asinine, daft     (informal)   foolhardy, foolish, imprudent, inane, irrational, ludicrous, nonsensical, preposterous, senseless, unreasonable, unsafe, unsound, wild  
3      (informal)   angry, ape     (slang)   apeshit     (slang)   berserk, choked, cross, enraged, exasperated, fit to be tied     (slang)   fuming, furious, in a wax     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   incensed, infuriated, irate, irritated, livid     (informal)   raging, resentful, seeing red     (informal)   wild, wrathful  
4    ardent, avid, crazy, daft     (informal)   devoted, dotty     (slang, chiefly Brit.)   enamoured, enthusiastic, fanatical, fond, hooked, impassioned, infatuated, in love with, keen, nuts     (slang)   wild, zealous  
5    abandoned, agitated, boisterous, ebullient, energetic, excited, frenetic, frenzied, full-on     (informal)   gay, riotous, uncontrolled, unrestrained, wild  
6    like mad        (informal)   energetically, enthusiastically, excitedly, furiously, hell for leather, like greased lightning     (informal)   like lightning, like nobody's business     (informal)   like the clappers     (Brit. informal)   madly, quickly, rapidly, speedily, unrestrainedly, violently, wildly, with might and main  
   appeased, calm, composed, cool, mollified, nonchalant, rational, sane, sensible, sound, uncaring  

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