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mad·ly

 (măd′lē)
adv.
1. In a crazy way; insanely.
2. In a wild manner; frantically.
3. In a foolish manner; rashly.

madly

(ˈmædlɪ)
adv
1. in an insane or foolish manner
2. with great speed and energy
3. informal extremely or excessively: I love you madly.

mad•ly

(ˈmæd li)

adv.
1. insanely.
2. with desperate haste or intensity: worked madly.
3. extremely: madly in love.
[1175–1225]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.madly - in an uncontrolled manner; "she fought back madly"
2.madly - in an insane mannermadly - in an insane manner; "she behaved insanely"; "he behaves crazily when he is off his medication"; "the witch cackled madly"; "screaming dementedly"
3.madly - (used as intensives) extremelymadly - (used as intensives) extremely; "she was madly in love"; "deadly dull"; "deadly earnest"; "deucedly clever"; "insanely jealous"
intensifier, intensive - a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies; "`up' in `finished up' is an intensifier"; "`honestly' in `I honestly don't know' is an intensifier"

madly

adverb
1. (Informal) passionately, wildly, desperately, intensely, exceedingly, extremely, excessively, to distraction, devotedly She has fallen madly in love with him.
3. energetically, quickly, wildly, rapidly, hastily, furiously, excitedly, hurriedly, recklessly, speedily, like mad (informal), hell for leather, like lightning, hotfoot, like the clappers (Brit. informal), like nobody's business (informal), like greased lightning (informal) Children ran madly around the tables, shouting and playing.
4. insanely, frantically, hysterically, crazily, deliriously, distractedly, rabidly, frenziedly, dementedly He would cackle madly to himself in the small hours.
Translations
بِجُنونبِجُنُوْنٍ
šílenězběsile
vanvittigt
hullun lailla
luđački
brjálæîislega
気違いのように
미친 듯이
noro
vansinnigt
อย่างเสียสติ
điên cuồng

madly

[ˈmædlɪ] ADV
1. (= crazily) [scream, laugh, wave, rush] (one person) → como (un) loco/(una) loca; (more than one person) → como locos
my heart was beating madlymi corazón latía como loco
2. (= very) he was madly jealous of his sisterestaba terriblemente celoso de su hermana
they were madly in love with each otherestaban locamente or perdidamente enamorados uno del otro
she found her new life madly excitingsu nueva vida le parecía terriblemente excitante
life is not madly exciting at the momenten este momento mi vida no es muy emocionante

madly

[ˈmædli] adv
[grin, gesticulate, rush] → follement
[love] → follement; [jealous, angry] → extrêmement
madly in love → éperdument amoureux/euse
to fall madly in love → tomber éperdument amoureux/euse

madly

adv
wie verrückt; he worked madly for weeks on ender arbeitete wochenlang wie besessen or verrückt
(inf: = extremely) → wahnsinnig; to be madly in love (with somebody)bis über beide Ohren (in jdn) verliebt sein, total (in jdn) verschossen sein (inf); I’m not madly keen to goich bin nicht wahnsinnig scharf (inf)or erpicht darauf (zu gehen)

madly

[ˈmædlɪ] adv (behave) → come un(a) pazzo/a; (love) → alla follia
to be madly in love with sb → essere follemente innamorato/a di qn
I'm not madly keen on the idea → l'idea non mi entusiasma

mad

(mӕd) adjective
1. mentally disturbed or insane. Ophelia went mad; You must be mad.
2. (sometimes with at or with) very angry. She was mad at me for losing my keys.
3. (with about) having a great liking or desire for. I'm just mad about Harry.
ˈmadly adverb
ˈmadness noun
ˈmadden verb
to make mad or very angry. The animal was maddened by the pain.
ˈmaddening adjective
likely to cause anger. maddening delays.
ˈmaddeningly adverb
ˈmadmanplural ˈmadmen: feminine ˈmadwoman plural ˈmadwomen noun
a person who is insane. He drove/fought like a madman.
mad ˈcow disease noun
a fatal disease of cattle, which can affect also humans who eat meat from infected cattle.
like mad
wildly, desperately, very quickly etc. struggling/trying/running like mad.

madly

بِجُنُوْنٍ zběsile vanvittigt wie verrückt παράφορα locamente hullun lailla follement luđački follemente 気違いのように 미친 듯이 furieus vanvittig szalenie loucamente безумно vansinnigt อย่างเสียสติ çılgınca điên cuồng 发狂地
References in classic literature ?
but I've made up my mind, and if Fred asks me, I shall accept him, though I'm not madly in love.
Heyward struggled madly with his captors; the anxious eye of Hawkeye began to look around him, with an expression of peculiar earnestness; and Cora again threw herself at the feet of the patriarch, once more a suppliant for mercy.
But neither great Washington, nor Napoleon, nor Nelson, will answer a single hail from below, however madly invoked to befriend by their counsels the distracted decks upon which they gaze; however it may be surmised, that their spirits penetrate through the thick haze of the future, and descry what shoals and what rocks must be shunned.
It was but some few days after encountering the Frenchman, that a most significant event befell the most insignificant of the Pequod's crew; an event most lamentable; and which ended in providing the sometimes madly merry and predestinated craft with a living and ever accompanying prophecy of whatever shattered sequel might prove her own.
Well, I feigned courtship of Miss Ingram, because I wished to render you as madly in love with me as I was with you; and I knew jealousy would be the best ally I could call in for the furtherance of that end.
It thundered at the town, and thundered at the cliffs, and brought the coast down, madly.
Sometimes I see the butcher, bloody but confident; sometimes I see nothing, and sit gasping on my second's knee; sometimes I go in at the butcher madly, and cut my knuckles open against his face, without appearing to discompose him at all.
They rushed madly, yet his feet were swift as the swiftest; no wolf could outstrip him, and in him was but one desire--the desire of prey.
I know, my dear, I should have fallen madly in love with you," she used to say, "and thrown my bonnet right over the mills for your sake.
Her eyes rolled madly in her brick-dust colored face.
All he knew was that the face was that of a man, and this was quite enough to make him madly jealous.
Boys are rushing madly hither and thither, while others are putting in or taking out pegs from a central framework as if they were lunatics engaged in a game of fox and geese.