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mad·man

 (măd′măn′, -mən)
n.
1. A man who is mentally deranged.
2. A man who behaves in a violently destructive way: a madman who stabbed several people on a bus.
3. A man who behaves in an energetic, uncontrolled way: a madman on the drums; is a madman when driving during rush-hour traffic.

madman

(ˈmædmən)
n, pl -men
a man who is insane, esp one who behaves violently; lunatic

mad•man

(ˈmædˌmæn, -mən)

n., pl. -men (-ˌmɛn, -mən)
a person who is or appears to be insane.
[1300–50]
usage: See -man.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.madman - an insane person
crazy, looney, loony, nutcase, weirdo - someone deranged and possibly dangerous
bedlamite - an archaic term for a lunatic
pyromaniac - a person with a mania for setting things on fire
madwoman - a woman lunatic
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness

madman

madwoman
noun lunatic, psycho (slang), maniac, loony (slang), nut (slang), psychotic, psychopath, nutter (Brit. slang), basket case (slang), nutcase (slang), headcase (informal), mental case (slang), headbanger (informal) He wanted to run around outside, screaming like a madman.
Quotations
"There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad" [Salvador Dali Diary of a Genius]
Translations
مَجْنونمَجْنُوْنٌ
šílenecblázen
en sindssyggalning
mielipuoli
luđak
vitfirringur
気違い男
미친 사람
norec
galning
คนบ้า
người điên

madman

[ˈmædmən] N (madmen (pl)) → loco m

madman

[ˈmædmən] nfou m, aliéné m
This is the work of a madman → C'est l'œuvre d'un fou.
like a madman → comme un fou

madman

n pl <-men> → Irre(r) m, → Verrückte(r) m

madman

[ˈmædmən] n (-men (pl)) → pazzo, folle m

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.

madman

مَجْنُوْنٌ šílenec galning Verrückter τρελός loco mielipuoli fou luđak pazzo 気違い男 미친 사람 dwaas galning obłąkaniec louco сумасшедший galning คนบ้า manyak người điên 疯子
References in classic literature ?
I too can play the madman, the fool, the hero; in short, any or everything to rescue her I love.
Jurgis was sure that they had been swindled, and were ruined; and he tore his hair and cursed like a madman, swearing that he would kill the agent that very night.
Also, I believed that the world was not flat, and hadn't pillars under it to sup- port it, nor a canopy over it to turn off a universe of water that occupied all space above; but as I was the only person in the kingdom afflicted with such impious and criminal opinions, I recognized that it would be good wisdom to keep quiet about this matter, too, if I did not wish to be suddenly shunned and forsaken by everybody as a madman.
Catharina was the only company of the harmless madman.
He remembered the black days when he had raved like a madman because the child was alive and the mother was dead.
There never was such another drunken madman in that line of business, I hope.
But he was down on the rank wet grass, filing at his iron like a madman, and not minding me or minding his own leg, which had an old chafe upon it and was bloody, but which he handled as roughly as if it had no more feeling in it than the file.
Let's have no more staring and screaming, else we'll have you strapped for a madman.
Agatha laughed, and said loudly, so that he might hear: "It is only a harmless madman that Miss Wilson employs.
Silver hobbled, grunting, on his crutch; his nostrils stood out and quivered; he cursed like a madman when the flies settled on his hot and shiny countenance; he plucked furiously at the line that held me to him and from time to time turned his eyes upon me with a deadly look.
Hurrying to get out of the room, he banged his forehead against a hat-peg and gave himself a huge bump; then, suddenly stepping back, he skinned his arm on the screen, near the piano; he tried to lean on the piano, but the lid fell on his hands and crushed his fingers; he rushed out of the office like a madman, slipped on the staircase and came down the whole of the first flight on his back.
Throwing himself on me like a madman, he tore me from my horse, beat me to his heart's content, and left me in the state your Majesty sees.