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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 was too cunning for them, madman as they thought me.
I could have screamed with ecstasy when I dined alone with some fine roaring fellow, to think how pale he would have turned, and how fast he would have run, if he had known that the dear friend who sat close to him, sharpening a bright, glittering knife, was a madman with all the power, and half the will, to plunge it in his heart.
They little thought they had married her to a madman.
Ah, poor old Madman, he's always losing his books," said Tom, "and getting called up and floored because he hasn't got them.
The Madman knew East's step, and thought there was going to be a siege.
Then the bolts went back slowly, and the door opened, and there was the old Madman standing, looking precious scared--his jacket off, his shirt-sleeves up to his elbows, and his long skinny arms all covered with anchors and arrows and letters, tattooed in with gunpowder like a sailor-boy's, and a stink fit to knock you down coming out.
He is an unfortunate madman who did not know what he was doing.
The whole of that week he experienced a sensation such as a man might have set in charge of a dangerous madman, afraid of the madman, and at the same time, from being with him, fearing for his own reason.
for if your worship had let that pass -and you were not a judge in the matter- it is my belief the madman would have gone on with his story, and the blow of the stone, and the kicks, and more than half a dozen cuffs would have been escaped.
The truth of the story is that that Master Elisabad whom the madman mentioned was a man of great prudence and sound judgment, and served as governor and physician to the queen, but to suppose that she was his mistress is nonsense deserving very severe punishment; and as a proof that Cardenio did not know what he was saying, remember when he said it he was out of his wits.
de Baisemeaux, thoroughly impressed with what Aramis had told him, and in perfect conformity with the king's order, hoped only that one thing might happen; namely, that the madman Marchiali might be mad enough to hang himself to the canopy of his bed, or to one of the bars of the window.
When I see you merely, you look like a reasonable being; when you speak, I seem to have to do with a madman.