demented


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de·ment·ed

 (dĭ-mĕn′tĭd)
adj.
1. Suffering from dementia.
2. Informal Crazy or foolish.

de·ment′ed·ly adv.
de·ment′ed·ness n.

demented

(dɪˈmɛntɪd)
adj
(Psychiatry) mad; insane
deˈmentedly adv
deˈmentedness n

de•ment•ed

(dɪˈmɛn tɪd)

adj.
1. crazy; insane; mad.
2. affected with dementia.
[1635–45]
de•ment′ed•ly, adv.
de•ment′ed•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.demented - affected with madness or insanitydemented - affected with madness or insanity; "a man who had gone mad"
insane - afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement; "was declared insane"; "insane laughter"

demented

adjective mad, crazy, foolish, daft (informal), frenzied, distraught, manic, insane, crazed, lunatic, unbalanced, deranged, idiotic, unhinged, dotty (slang, chiefly Brit.), loopy (informal), crackpot (informal), out to lunch (informal), barking mad (slang), barking (slang), maniacal, gonzo (slang), doolally (slang), off your trolley (slang), up the pole (informal), non compos mentis (Latin), not the full shilling (informal), crackbrained, wacko or whacko (slang) Her warnings were dismissed as the ramblings of a demented old woman.
sane, sound, normal, reasonable, sensible, rational, all there (informal), lucid, compos mentis (Latin), in your right mind

demented

adjective
Afflicted with or exhibiting irrationality and mental unsoundness:
Informal: bonkers, cracked, daffy, gaga, loony.
Chiefly British: crackers.
Idioms: around the bend, crazy as a loon, mad as a hatter, not all there, nutty as a fruitcake, off one's head, off one's rocker, of unsound mind, out of one's mind, sick in the head, stark raving mad.
Translations
dementní
dementoitunuthullu

demented

[dɪˈmentɪd] ADJdemente (fig) → loco

demented

[dɪˈmɛntɪd] adj
(= mentally ill) [person] → dément(e)
(= crazy) [person, laughter] → fou(folle)

demented

adjverrückt, wahnsinnig; demented with worryverrückt vor Angst

demented

[dɪˈmɛntɪd] adjfolle, demente

de·ment·ed

a. demente, enajenado-a; que sufre de demencia.
References in classic literature ?
Every living creature there held life as of no account, and was demented with a passionate readiness to sacrifice it.
The only fear they entertain of attack is from the green Martians or some demented red man, as all Barsoomians realize that the very existence of every form of life of Mars is dependent upon the uninterrupted working of this plant.
His eyes staring at nothing, his mouth open and frothing, and breathing as one in a cold bath, he went forward demented, while Dan toiled after him.
I dug eagerly, and now and then caught myself actually looking, with something that very much resembled expectation, for the fancied treasure, the vision of which had demented my unfortunate companion.
That might explain his change of countenance, and it was just possible that her demented influence still hung about Holmescroft; but the rest was beyond me.
The lake there is eight feet deep, and you can imagine our feelings when we saw that the trail of the poor demented girl came to an end at the edge of it.
George, who has been looking first at one of them and then at the other, as if he were demented, takes his venerable acquaintance by the throat on receiving this request, and dragging him upright in his chalr as easily as if he were a doll, appears in two minds whether or no to shake all future power of cushioning out of him and shake him into his grave.
Scarcely were we clear when the foremast dropped down on the fastenings, dashing the jib-boom into the water with its load of demented human beings.
Then the great bulls in the center of the arena felt the mighty fangs of their demented fellow, and with one accord they melted into the black shadows of the overhanging forest.
Mother has been almost demented ever since father died--she's an old woman.
He acts as if he were demented with delight at being rescued," Mrs.
But the whole effect is spoiled when I look at them - at Tetralani, five feet ten in her stocking feet and weighing a hundred and ninety pounds, and at Barillo, a scant five feet four, greasy-featured, with the chest of a squat, undersized blacksmith, and at the pair of them, attitudinizing, clasping their breasts, flinging their arms in the air like demented creatures in an asylum; and when I am expected to accept all this as the faithful illusion of a love-scene between a slender and beautiful princess and a handsome, romantic, young prince - why, I can't accept it, that's all.